Body of father who tried to save son recovered in N.C. river
WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Authorities say they have recovered the body of a missing father, two days after his son was found in the Neuse River in North Carolina.
Search crews in Wayne County found the body of Sterling Holman just before noon, a week after his son fell in the river. The father jumped in the water in an attempt to save Braylin Holman last Wednesday night.
The two, along with a seven-year-old brother, had been fishing at the Goldsboro Boat Ramp.
The five-year-old’s body was recovered Monday afternoon.
Both bodies were found between the boat ramp and the U.S. 117 bridge, which are less than a half-mile apart.
Search and rescue crews from at least four counties helped with the search and recovery of the father and son.
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