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.