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Teams search Catawba for missing person, with a wheelchair left behind

A search is ongoing for a missing person in Gaston County Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Rescue teams are searching for a person on the Catawba River in Belmont. Police said they are treating the incident as a "possible" crime scene because they don't know where the person is.

An empty wheelchair was left inches from the river along with a tackle box, fishing poles and a net. Witnesses told police the wheelchair has been empty since 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The dive team with the Charlotte Fire Department did not find anything after searching all over the landing and with SONAR equipment, crews said.

No other information has been released.

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