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Missing swimmer sought in Cape Fear River in Cumberland County

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Authorities say a high school senior swimming in the Cape Fear River Tuesday afternoon went under and never resurfaced.

It happened in the 4100-block of Old Bluff Church Road.

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Authorities say 18-year-old Dustin Turner was swimming with friends near Linden when he disappeared. Turner is a Cape Fear High School student, who is scheduled to graduate Thursday.

The dive team was called in to search the area, but the search was called off due to darkness. The search will resume Wednesday morning.

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