Search for last missing tuber enters day 6 after Dan River tubing accident

Piedmont Triad News

EDEN, N.C. (WGHP) — Crews resumed their search for the last missing tuber on Wednesday morning after a fall over an Eden dam that left 4 dead. They used a K-9 for this portion of the search.

One person is still missing after nine family members tubing on the Dan River went over a dam in Eden. Four people have been found dead. Four others were rescued.

Last Wednesday, an Eden family went tubing with relatives visiting from La Porte, Indiana. The nine family members went tubing on the Dan River around 7:30 p.m., just before dark. At some point, the tubes went over a Duke Energy dam in Eden.

35-year-old Rueben Villano, 14-year-old Eric Villano and 18-year-old Irene Villano—as well as 14-year-old Karlos Villano were rescued.

Four bodies have been recovered from the river. The bodies recovered were those of Eden family members 7-year-old Isiah Crawford, 27-year-old Bridish Crawford and 30-year-old Antonio Ramon, as well as 14-year-old Sophia Wilson, of La Porte, Indiana.

Isiah Crawford’s body was found on Sunday after someone called 911 around 10:02 a.m. and reported seeing a body in the water.

35-year-old Teresa Villano, of Eden, is missing as of Wednesday evening.

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