Missing man's body found in Neuse River

The body of a man who had been missing since Friday evening was found Thursday afternoon in the Neuse River.

Craven County Emergency Management Director Stanley Kite says a group of sail boaters spotted something suspicious across from Fairfield Harbour around 3:30. Crews then found the body of Daniel Newberg.

Newberg and his fiancee were checking crab pots when he jumped in the water to retrieve a lost paddle. The fiancee says the boat then capsized and Newberg disappeared while trying to swim to the shore.

Authorities say there will be a death investigation.


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Authorities have identified a man missing in the Neuse River.

Craven County Emergency Management says crews in two counties continue to search for Daniel Newberg, 28, of Havelock.

Tuesday will mark the search's fifth day.

Newberg was last seen Friday while on a camping trip with his fiancee.

Authorities say he had been on a camping trip with his fiancee at Flanners Beach Friday. When the two went to check crab pots, rough winds pushed their inflatable boat further out. They lost a paddle, and the man jumped in after it. Newberg hasn't been seen since. Meanwhile, the woman swam to safety at Kennel Beach.

The North Carolina Marine Patrol, North Carolina Wildlife, volunteer firemen from Pamlico and Craven counties, and rescue chopper Pedro assisted in the search on Sunday.


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Search and rescue crews ended day 3 of their search for a man who went missing in the Neuse River around 8 o'clock p.m. Sunday.

Craven County Emergency Director Stanley Kite says they will be back out in the morning as soon as they can get crews together.

A man, whose name hasn't been released, went missing Friday while on a camping trip with his fiancee.

The North Carolina Marine Patrol, North Carolina Wildlife, volunteer firemen from Pamlico and Craven counties, and rescue chopper Pedro assisted in the search today.

Rescuers are hopeful for calmer winds Monday, which will create better searching conditions.


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Search efforts to find a man who went missing in the Neuse River continued Sunday morning.

Authorities say the man had been on a camping trip with his fiancee at Flanners Beach Friday. When the two went to check crab pots, rough winds pushed their inflatable boat further out. They lost a paddle, and the man jumped in after it. He hasn't been seen since. Meanwhile, the woman swam to safety at Kennel Beach.

Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis tells us the North Carolina Marine Patrol, North Carolina Wildlife, and volunteer firemen from Pamlico and Craven counties are assisting in the search today. Cherry Point rescue helicopter Pedro is also searching the river between Flanners and Kennel beaches.

Just like the past two nights, the search will go until it gets dark. Davis says the wind has been so rough that the search has been limited to calmer areas of the river. They're hoping for the wind to die down so they can advance their search.


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Search efforts to find a man who went missing in the Neuse River were suspended for the second consecutive night Saturday.

Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis says they spent several hours searching for a missing person Friday night, and then continued the search at 8 o'clock a.m. Saturday.

Craven County Emergency Director Stanley Kite told WITN they've been working together with Pamlico County authorities to find the man who was a camper at Flanners Beach. The man and a woman then got inside an inflatable boat and were pushed by the wind toward Kennel Beach. The woman made it safely to shore and called for help.

Cherry Point's rescue helicopter, Pedro, also assisted in the search Saturday. Kite says they suspended the search Saturday night. Tricky windy conditions made it difficult for rescue teams.

The search is expected to continue in the morning.


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After more than 5 hours of searching for a man who went missing in the Neuse River late Friday night, search and rescue crews have continued their search Saturday morning.

Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis says they were first made aware that someone was missing between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Friday. He says a man and a woman were on a small inflatable boat. The two had been camping at Flanners beach in Craven County.

Davis says the pair went out to the river to check at least one crab pot but the wind pushed them further into the river. As the two tried to paddle back, Davis says they lost a paddle. The man went after it, but fell in. The woman jumped in after him. Officials say that's when the inflatable boat capsized.

The woman eventually swam to shore at Kennel Beach. She alerted Pamlico County authorities. Search teams ended their search around 1 o'clock a.m. Saturday morning and continued around 8 o'clock a.m.

Command centers are set up on both sides of the river in Pamlico and Craven counties. The Coast Guard assisted in the search Friday night. It is unclear if they are assisting Saturday, too. Davis expects the search to continue until dark Saturday. He says it is still considered a search and rescue mission at this time.


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The Pamlico county sheriff's department resumes their search for a man who went missing in the Neuse River.

Pamlico Sheriff Chris Davis says the accident happened late Friday afternoon when a man and woman went out on the water in a blow up boat to check crab pots. Davis says the wind whipped the boat out into rough waters and the two lost one of their paddles.

Davis says the man jumped into the water to retrieve the paddle and has not been seen since. When the boat capsized, the woman swam to shore and was rescued.

Sheriff Davis says the woman is doing okay. Pamilico county authorities called off their search at 1:00 Saturday morning, but then resumed that search at 8:00 Saturday morning.

Stay with WITN.com for more on this developing story.