Minor in critical condition after accident on Dan River

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A minor is in critical condition after rescue officials found the victim in the water and took them to a hospital, according to the Madison-Rockingham Rescue Squad

The Madison-Rockingham Rescue Squad responded to a call at the Lindsey Bridge Road public access point to the Dan River around 2:10 p.m.

Rescue officials lifted the victim 50 feet up an embankment with a Stokes basket.

The victim’s family was at the scene on the other side of the river.

The access point is next to a dam that authorities call a “drowning machine” because of the hydraulic force.

Dan River public access at Lindsay Bridge

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