Body of missing swimmer found at Camp Lejeune

Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 4:34 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 4:11 PM EDT
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ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The body of a swimmer that went missing Friday on the north end of North Topsail Beach has washed up at Camp Lejeune.

North Topsail Beach Police Chief William Younginer says 24-year-old Moses Muchai’s body was found Monday and an autopsy confirmed that it was him.

Muchai’s family says he was visiting Onslow County for the first time from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Moses Muchai’s uncle, Chris Githire, says Moses Muchai was swimming with his 12-year-old brother, Jayden. The younger boy made it back to shore, but the older one didn’t.

He recalls the moments when the boys were swimming.

County officials told WITN on Saturday that the swimmer was 23 years old. The man went missing at the same beach area as 39-year-old Antwaun Jackson earlier this month.

The search for Moses Muchai began Friday and was paused around 10:00 that night.

Crews picked the search back up Saturday morning.

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