Missing swimmer's body found on North Carolina beach

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 15, 2017 at 8:37 a.m.

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KURE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a body found washed up on Kure Beach is that of a swimmer who had been missing since last week.

Kure Beach Police Chief Mike Bowden told area news outlets that the body washed ashore at the beach south of Wilmington about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Twenty-five-year-old Maynor Francisco Cruz Bardalez of Wilmington was reported missing last week near the pier at Kure Beach. A friend jumped into the ocean to try to help and had to be rescued.

Bardalez's body has been taken to the medical examiner's office.

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