Two men drown after boat overturns in Duplin County

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Two bodies have been found in the Northeast Cape Fear River after a boat overturned Thursday afternoon.

According to the Duplin Times, multiple fire departments, including Beulaville and Sarecta, responded to the scene near Hallsville around 3:30 p.m.

After about an hour and a half of searching the river, crews found the bodies of 28-year-old Desmond Ramsey, and 53-year-old Reginald Kilpatrick, both of Dover.

The men were part of a crew that was trimming brush from the river, when their boat began to take on water.

Four other men in the boat were able to swim to safety.

None of those on the boat were wearing life jackets.

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