Two boys drowned in the river yesterday.

Reports are they were swimming up by the Wilmington flume.

As of last night they’d found one of them.

They still had all the search and rescue folks out looking for the other.

When these things happen farther away, it’s easy to keep your distance from it, to move on to the next news story.

When it happens upstream from your back porch it’s hard not to take it personally.