Officials: Man jumps into Neuse River as 'prank'

KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY - A man was arrested for allegedly jumping from a Kinston bridge into the Neuse River, triggering a rescue operation, officials told NewsChannel 12.

According to investigators, 48-year-old Charles Bogan jumped from the Kings Street Bridge, near the intersection Queen Street. Firefighters said they got the call at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Several rescue boats were launched, and crews found Bogan within an hour, investigators said.

Bogan has been charged with misdemeanor illegal jumping from a bridge. He was not seriously hurt, officials said.

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