Man Disappears in Cape Fear River

AUGUST 5, 2005 -- Boaters and divers are searching for a man who disappeared in the Cape Fear River.

Scott Murray vanished early Friday morning after witnesses say he jumped into the river in downtown Wilmington. Friends say the last time they saw him, he reached for a ladder on one of the docks.

Rescuers searched the river overnight, but called off their search around 4:00am Friday morning because of a strong current and dark waters. They have since resumed their search.

Family members are still hoping Murray is alive.

Thursday was Scott Murray's 26th birthday.

Reported by Ashley Hayes