Lifeless physique of final lacking individual present in Dan River pipe accident

ROANOKE, Virginia (WDBJ) – A search for the last missing person in a hose accident that occurred in Rockingham County, North Carolina in mid-June ended Monday afternoon.

The body of 35-year-old Teresa Villano of Eden, North Carolina, was recovered from the Dan River near Draper Boat Landing at around 4 p.m.

The hose accident happened on Wednesday June 16 when a group of nine people were floating the Dan River in Eden on inflatable hoses that were connected to one another.

The group drove over a dam near the Duke Energy power plant. Authorities said there were warning signs on the river in the area.

An employee at the plant called 911 the following afternoon after seeing something that led him to believe that people on the river were in trouble.

Rockingham County first responders rescued four people who were holding onto the dam. Three others were found dead the same day, and two were still missing.

A fourth body was recovered on June 20 and identified as 7-year-old Isiah Crawford. Teresa Villano was the last tuber missing, and the week-long search came to an end when her body was found.

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