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Search for missing swimmer at White Lake continues

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By: Erin Smith


37th-Annual-White-Lake-Water-Festival1A search for a missing swimmer at White Lake is continuing today. Bladen County Assistant Coroner Kenneth Clark said the search resumed on Sunday morning and by Sunday afternoon the missing man still had not been located.


According to WECT the missing man has been identified as Kendrick Lavor Dials, 36 of Florence, SC.  According to reports, his family is staying at a nearby hotel.


The 30-year-old man was riding on an inner tube with two other men when one rider fell off. The missing man went in to the water to assist the one who fell off the inner tube and has not been seen since, said Clark.


Assisting in the search on Sunday afternoon was Cumberland County, Pender County, Robeson County, Bladen County Water Rescue, cadaver dogs and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, and the NC Parks and Recreation.