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3 dead, 2 missing after tubers go over North Carolina dam

Posted at 7:24 AM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 07:24:25-04

EDEN, N.C. — Authorities say three people are dead and two remain missing after a group floating a North Carolina river on inflatable tubes went over a dam.

Rockingham County Emergency Services Director Rodney Cates said Thursday that a group of nine people were tubing on the Dan River and went over a Duke Energy dam in Eden around sunset Wednesday.

Four people were rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that Cates said were not life-threatening.

Two more remained missing Thursday night. Cates did not release the identities of the three people who died.