911 call released in missing father and 5-year-old search in Goldsboro

Officials have released the 911 call made to dispatchers Wednesday evening when a 5-year-old fell in the Neuse River in Goldsboro, North Carolina and his father went behind him to try and save him.

During a press conference, Thursday, Wayne County spokesman Joel Gillie said they will work until the two are found and as long as it is safe to continue searching.

Gillie said they have also been in contact with surrounding counties for additional resources as the search progress.

In the newly released 911 call, the caller says they were getting ready to load their boat up when they witnessed a 5-year-old fall in the water. The caller can be heard telling authorities that the father threw a net in so the child could grab it, but he couldn’t, and that’s when the father jumped in the water to try and save his child. The two never came back up.

Another child of the father was left on the dock with the 911 caller.

That child is safe.

Listen to the 911 call below:


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