New Hanover County spokesman Charles Smith said three men reported a man jumped into the Cape Fear River at the Castle Hayne Boat Ramp at Orange Street around 12:30 Saturday morning.
The man was seen once since he jumped in the river, but has not been seen since.
Fire and rescue crews have tried to coordinate a rescue. A marine unit was requested, but it was concluded that it is was not safe for those crews to be on the water during the storm.
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