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Fisherman finds woman’s body floating in NC river

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is investigating after reports of an unresponsive person near the Cape Fear River were made Thursday night. (Credit: WTVD)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. — Crews found a woman’s body in the Cape Fear River in Cumberland County Thursday evening, WTVD reports.

A fisherman found the woman’s body tangled up in trees, according to Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright. Authorities managed to pull the body from the water.

The dive team arrived on scene just before 6:30 p.m. Officials say the body appeared to be in the water for quite some time.

The body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. Her identity has not been released.

The Fayetteville Fire Department used a boat to help retrieve the body from the water.