FALKLAND, N.C. — Authorities say they continue to look for a 51-year-old man who disappeared as he swam in the Tar River in Pitt County.
Rescuers said Kenneth Skaggs was swimming with his family near Falkland around 4:30 p.m. Friday when he dove off a ramp.
Family members say they saw him come up and start swimming. When they turned back around, Skaggs had gone under.
Firefighters and a dive team looked for Skaggs until sundown Friday and started the search again at dawn Saturday.
Authorities say the Tar River was flowing fast and rising quickly after recent rains.