Fifth body recovered in Rockingham Co. river accident

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EDEN, N.C. (AP) – The body of the last person missing from a North Carolina river accident that killed five people has been found, weeks after a family rode inflatable tubes over a relatively small but dangerous Duke Energy dam.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a news release Monday that crews recovered the body of 35-year-old Teresa Villano in the Dan River near the Draper Boat Landing.

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She was the last person missing after the June 16 accident. Four others in the group survived after floating over the dam on inflatable tubes.

Boating experts say these dams are notorious for trapping people in powerful currents.