Missing Teen's Body Found In Neuse River

Pamlico County authorities tell WITN News that a body found in the Neuse River in Craven County belongs to a missing teenager.

Authorities say the body was found near the Cherry Branch ferry terminal on Highway 306.

The past weekend Anthony Badger disappeared across the river in waters near Oriental.

On Sunday Badger was swimming with two other friends when he began having trouble in the water and went under. Authorities say the teen was not wearing a life vest.


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  • by Get Real Location: RALEIGH/WASHINGTON on Jul 11, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    I used to work at the Foodlion in Winterville and I used to ring up people that I least imagine,will get them,paying for their food with foodstamps.(Whites,Blacks and Mexicans)..People coming in their after they get off work,dressed up like they work in an office..So,why are people up here,saying that people shouldn't get foodstamps..I think its good to have for the low-income people..What about the elderly thats get SSI and on a fit income..Why should anybody have to only get beans and such foods..Their are some people ,that haven't sold their foodstamps..Why should we be judge..I work but I till get foodstamps..Its not much but it do make it alot easier..We shouldn't let the kids suffer because we have unfit,drug addict people out here that sale their food for money..
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:11 AM
    This death does not affect everyone.That being said, it seems to be the "back and forth" arguing over WITN's spelling proves just that! I see nothing wrong in letting the media know something was left off.I find IT WAS WARRANTED.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 10, 2009 at 04:02 PM
    Jennifer, it's great to have perfect people to point out the mistakes of those that never claim to be perfect. May God bless this family in a time of grief.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2009 at 02:33 PM
    Thank God for the family that the boy has been found. I hope they can find some peace. God Bless You!
  • by Suzanne Location: Greenville on Jul 10, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    My prayers are with this family.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jul 10, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    May God be with this family.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Jul 10, 2009 at 11:15 AM
    This is so sad...Prayers go out to this young mans family.
  • by Jennifer Location: New Bern on Jul 10, 2009 at 09:29 AM
    I mean please!!! These people lost a loved one...a child...a brother...and all you can complain about is spelling? Keep in mind that this child's death is WAY more important than an "s" being left off of a word. May God be with this family in their time of need. RIP Anthony Badger!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    This is so sad.
  • by Mother of 2 Location: Washington on Jul 10, 2009 at 08:56 AM
    I am so sorry for the family. May God comfort them and strengthen them.
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