Deputies: Body of missing swimmer found in Black River

ATKINSON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the body of missing swimmer has been found in Black River.

Local news outlets report the Pender County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that the body of 31-year-old James Thomas Croom of Rocky Point was located in the water on Saturday evening, approximately 100 yards from his last known location.

Officials say Croom and a friend had gone swimming in the river early Saturday before Croom was reported missing.

Several crews assisted in the search.

Authorities say an autopsy has been scheduled.

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