Body of missing swimmer found on Kure Beach

Published: Jun. 1, 2016 at 12:42 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2016 at 11:04 AM EDT
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Crews searching for body of James Cameron. (Source: WECT)
Crews searching for body of James Cameron. (Source: WECT)

KURE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Crews were dispatched to the scene of a body found on Kure Beach Tuesday night.

According to Scott Hettinger with the Carolina Beach Police Department, emergency crews were dispatched to the 800 block of S. Fort Fisher Boulevard in Kure Beach.

When crews arrived on scene they identified the body that was found as that of 21-year-old James Cameron of Graham who went missing Saturday evening. 

The body was transported to the NC Medical Examiner's Office in Jacksonville.

Where he was found on Tuesday night is approximately 3.5 miles from where he was last seen.

Crews responded to a call of a swimmer in distress around 7:51 p.m. Saturday on the beach strand at Harper Avenue.

After three days of searching by land, air and water, officials had decided to modify the mission into a recovery operation Tuesday afternoon.

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