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ERWIN, N.C. — Crews are searching a North Carolina river for two swimmers who went missing on Sunday evening.

WNCN reported that a water rescue team is searching for the swimmers at the Cape Fear River in the Harnett County town of Erwin.

Crews searched the river from a base at Erwin River Park, according to Erwin Assistant Fire Chief John Wilkins.

Authorities have not released the names of the missing swimmers or how they went missing.