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Officials look for swimmer last seen at North Carolina beach

July 22, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Officials are looking for a missing college student last seen swimming near a North Carolina beach.

Local news sources report the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year-old Ian William Malson was last seen swimming with friends on Saturday near Palm Tree Island near Wrightsville Beach.

The U.S. Coast Guard says Malson’s friends realized he didn’t make it back to the boat and called for help.

East Carolina University confirms that Malson is enrolled at the school and is a construction management major.

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