Missing NC swimmer identified as body that washed ashore at beach

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KURE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) — A body that washed ashore near the Fort Fisher Visitor Center Tuesday afternoon, has been identified as Maynor Francisco Cruz Bardalez, a man who went missing near the Kure Beach Pier earlier this month, according to Michael Bowden, with the Kure Beach Police.

Dispatch officials received reports of the body around 3 p.m. near marker 14 off Loggerhead Road.

When emergency services arrived on scene, they were able to positively identify the deceased as Bardalez.

The body has been transported to the medical examiner’s office.

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