MADISON, N.C. – EMS crews returned to the Dan River to remove the 70-foot tree that injured a young girl on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Madison Rockingham Squad removed the tree because squad members believed the tree was a drowning hazard.
“If a rafter or swimmer gets up against it the weight of the water will hold them against and push them under it, it’s a realistic drowning machine,” said Lewis.
The Dan River, along with the Smith and Mayo, are very popular Rockingham County Rivers.
The Madison Rockingham rescue squad said everyone should wear a life vest while they are in the river and recommend carrying a cell phone in a water proof bag so that you can use it in emergencies.