2 rescued from Cape Fear River after boat flips

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A boat overturned in the Cape Fear River and emergency crews had to rescue a woman from the water (WTVD)

On Sunday night Fayetteville emergency crews responded to a call for a water rescue on the Cape Fear River.

Officials said it happened north of the Business I-95 bridge around 9:45 p.m. A 911 call was received for an overturned boat with two people on board.

The man on board was able to swim to shore and call for help. The other passenger, a female, drifted down river until she was saved by a rescue boat.

Both people were taken to the Riverside Boat Landing and checked for injuries. Neither needed to go to the hospital.

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