The Rockingham County Sheriff’s workplace mentioned 9 folks went tubing Wednesday night on the Dan River however sooner or later, a number of of the tubes got here untied and a few floated over the Duke Power dam round 7 p.m.
4 of the 9 had been discovered by building employees round 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. They had been “hanging onto numerous gadgets,” in line with the development employees.
The rescued tubers had been taken to the hospital for therapy, nevertheless, their standing was not disclosed.
Three our bodies had been discovered Thursday night time, in line with the Rockingham County Emergency Providers Director Rodney Cates.
“We’ll keep constructive that we are able to do a rescue reasonably than a restoration,” Cates mentioned in regards to the two remaining lacking tubers.
Officers mentioned the seek for the 2 others will decide again up Friday morning. The investigation runs from Rockingham County all the best way to the Virginia borderline.
“We have now performed each an air and water search right now. We have had an plane that has flown the river. They flew 6 miles into Virginia, they got here again widened their perimeter and flew the bottom space adjoining to the river,” Cates mentioned.
Tubing is a “common exercise” within the space, however persons are discouraged to tube close to the dam contemplating there’s a “fairly steep drop” over the dam, authorities instructed ABC Information.
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