According to reports, the missing tube rider has been identified as Kendrick Lavor Dials, 36, of Florence, SC. According to reports, his family has been awaiting news at a nearby hotel.
According to Assistant Bladen County Coroner Kenneth Clark, Dial was riding on an inner tube with two other men when one fo the men fell off. He said Dial went into the water to assist the one who fell off the inner tube and has not been seen since.
Multiple agencies have been assisting in the search including Cumberland County, Bladen County Water Rescue, Lumberton, Robeson County, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Pender County, Columbus County, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and the NC Parks and Recreation.