Search efforts suspended for two missing after tubing down Dan River

Courtesy Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy Rockingham County Sheriff's Office(Rockingham County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 6:32 PM EDT
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EDEN, N.C. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: According to Rockingham County Emergency Services, the search for the missing tubers is suspended.

“As we conclude search and rescue efforts today, we feel confident that we have exhausted all efforts to rescue, or recover, the two remaining victims from Wednesday’s tubing incident that occurred on the Dan River.

At this point we will suspend all search, rescue and recovery efforts.”

This case is now in a stage of a recovery effort.

EARLIER STORY: Officials released the names of victims following the deadly Dan River incident on Thursday.

A family on a recreational float went over a dam, leading to a search effort.

A Duke Energy employee who saw some of the tubers called 911. Four were rescued Thursday with another three tubers’ bodies that were also found.

Teresa Villino, 30 of Eden, N.C., and Isiah Crawford, 7 of Eden, N.C., were both still missing as of Friday.

The following were recovered and found dead:

Bridish Crawford, 27 of Eden, N.C.,

Antonio Ramon, 30 of Eden, N.C.

Sophie Wilson, 14 of LaPorte, Indiana

The following were rescued from the water:

Rueben Villino, 30 of Eden, N.C.

Eric Villino, 14 of Eden, N.C.

Irene Villino, 18 of Eden, N.C.

Karlos Villino, 14 of LaPorte, Indiana

Visit the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for added updates.

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