Body of North Carolina boy found in river; search on for father

Published 6:09 am Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Searchers found the body Monday of a 5-year-old boy who fell into a river in North Carolina while on a fishing trip with his father, who is missing after he jumped into the water to attempt to save him, officials said.

The body of 5-year-old Braylin Holman was recovered in the Neuse River, news outlets reported.

Wayne County spokesman Joel Gillie said authorities received a call last Wednesday from someone who said they saw a father and son fishing from a dock at the Goldsboro Boating Access along U.S. 117 when the child fell in and the father jumped in after him.

The search continues for 38-year-old Sterling Holman.

Gillie said the water is about 10 feet deep at that part of the river.