Body identified in accidental Beaufort drowning

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WITN) – Beaufort police say a 62-year-old man drowned accidentally in Town Creek.

The body of Paul Pinto, of Beaufort, was found Wednesday around 4:20 p.m. by a boater.

Police said an autopsy showed that Pinto died from an accidental drowning and that alcohol use was a contributing factor.

Pinto’s body was discovered floating near the public boat ramp in Town Creek.

The man’s brother said he was last seen Halloween night.

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