Drowning Victim's Body Found In Wayne County

The body of a Goldsboro man was pulled from the Neuse River Wednesday morning, three days after he drowned at a state park.

The Division of Parks says Brian Davis' body was found about 200 to 300 yards downstream of where he disappeared Sunday night.

He was positively identified by the family.

Davis was with a group of people hiking through Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Sunday when they decided to swim across the river.

The park system says it continues to investigate the drowning.


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Crews are back out on the Neuse River searching for a possible drowning victim in Wayne County.

The effort is now being called a recovery operation for the body of Brian Davis of Goldsboro.

Crews searched Sunday night without finding anyone in the river at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, that's near Seven Springs.

Lawmen say they were called there just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Dive teams, the sheriff's office and other crews responded.

The park system says the 21-year-old man was with a group of seven that hiked into the park yesterday.

Spokesman Charlie Peek says for some reason the group decided to swim across the river and the man went under. Peek says others in the group tried unsuccessfully in getting to Davis.

Peek says all those in the hiking group are from the Goldsboro area.

The park is located 11 miles southeast of Goldsboro on Highway 111.


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