UPDATE: Crews Search For Man Lost In Croatan National Forest

Craven county officials say they have located a man that was lost in the Croatan National Forest for hours on Saturday.

A ground team found the man, Christopher Trice, around 9 p.m. They used his cell phone to track his location.

Officials say Trice had been hunting and they found him about 2 miles from his truck. He was tired and cold, but overall doing fine.

The man is an active duty marine from Havelock.

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Craven County search teams are looking for a man they say got lost while walking around in the Croatan National Forest.

Officers got a call from the man around 3:40 p.m. Saturday. The man told officers he knows where he is, but he does not know how to get out.

Search teams have already located his vehicle. They hope to reach him shortly.

The Craven Township 6 and Little Swift Creek Fire departments are using ATV's to navigate the forest as they search for the man.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:43 AM
    He knows where he was but the trails where none existant for the most part. He lost his compass fighting throught the caroline thorns and thicket, thought did acure to me that he should have gone earlier in the day.... That said he was only 4 tenths of a mile from his target great lake.
  • by Petey Pirate on Dec 19, 2011 at 03:14 AM
    Did he find the Lost Colony?
  • by Anonymous Location: enc on Dec 18, 2011 at 07:53 PM
    He was in the Croatan National Forest.
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      by Native on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:36 AM in reply to
      Really?
  • by voter Location: nc on Dec 18, 2011 at 02:19 PM
    poor guy, ya think his buddies will have something to say about his adventure? for the next twenty years or so?
  • by me Location: bayboro on Dec 18, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    Good job crews. Glad he is okay.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 18, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    Next time he want's to have some deep thought and be alone,sit on the toilet but be prepaired with lot's of toilet paper(OH! and a cell phone just in case he can't find his way out)
  • by ConfederateCowboy Location: Washington on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:40 AM
    The story says he knew where he was, so he was not actually lost.
  • by Reco on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:23 AM
    What's this a Marine getting lost! I guess he didn't pass navigation in school oh well if he would of been a Boy scout he would of knew what to do. Be per paired!!
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      by Bebe on Dec 18, 2011 at 07:52 PM in reply to Reco
      Obviously, you didn't pass English!
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        by excuse me on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:38 AM in reply to Bebe
        Get a life girl, go teach school or something. This is not a spelling test and grammar doesn't count. Really?
  • by ryan Location: havelock on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:02 AM
    Pro's and Con's will reflect...... PFC's do PFC things.....
  • by BJ Location: Greenville on Dec 18, 2011 at 02:22 AM
    To Rescue: As far as Greenville, it is no more dangerous here than it is in New Bern. How many shootings and stabbings occur weekly at Craven Terrace and Trent Court that arent reported? Before you talk down about other towns, CLEAN UP YOUR OWN!!!
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      by voter on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:40 AM in reply to BJ
      rescue's attempt at humor eludes you?
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      by The rest of the state on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:33 AM in reply to BJ
      We laugh at eastern north carolina.
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      by Tripp on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:38 AM in reply to BJ
      Try again. According to 2010 statistics, the violent crime rate in Greenville is more than twice the rate of New Bern. Property crime is also higher but not by as great of a margin. With the gang activity we have been hearing about in the news lately, I suspect the difference will be even greater in the 2011 statistics.
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