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Body of man who reportedly jumped into NE Cape Fear River recovered

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According to spokesman Charles Smith, friends reported a man jumped into the river at the Castle Hayne Boat Ramp at Orange Street around 12:30 Saturday morning. According to spokesman Charles Smith, friends reported a man jumped into the river at the Castle Hayne Boat Ramp at Orange Street around 12:30 Saturday morning.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Authorities in New Hanover County have recovered the body of a man who reportedly jumped into the NE Cape Fear River early Saturday morning.

Melton Robinson Jr., 27, had been missing since Saturday morning when three men reported that he jumped into the river at the Castle Hayne Boat Ramp at Orange Street around 12:30 a.m.  The incident happened at a time in which Hurricane Irene was narrowing down on the Cape Fear area and authorities had a difficult time getting a boat in the water immediately.

A group of emergency responders, including NC Wildlife, New Hanover County Fire and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office found the body before 4pm Sunday.

The death remains under investigation.

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