2 people found dead in NC creek

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Two people were found dead in a Pender County creek Thursday evening.

According to James Rowell with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, it happened in a creek off N.C. Highway 210 in the Long Creek area.

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Pender County Fire and EMS crews were initially looking for a missing person and that’s when they recovered two bodies.

Rowell says they both drowned — no foul play suspected. He believes one of the victims had medical issues when the other went into the water to rescue them, resulting in both drownings.

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