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Body of final N.C. tubing accident victim located, retrieved from Dan River

Teresa Villano, 35, was among a group of nine people who went over a dam late last month while tubing the Dan River in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Rockingham County Sheriff's Office/Release
Teresa Villano, 35, was among a group of nine people who went over a dam late last month while tubing the Dan River in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Rockingham County Sheriff's Office/Release

July 6 (UPI) -- The body of the last victim from a tubing accident that resulted in the deaths of five people in North Carolina last month has been recovered, authorities said.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office announced in a statement Monday night that search and rescue workers had located and recovered the body of Teresa Villano from the Dan River near the Draper Boat Landing close to the border with Virginia at around 4 p.m. earlier that day.

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Villano was among a group of nine people tubing on the Dan River on June 16 when that evening they went over the Duke Energy Power Plant dam.

It wasn't until the next day when an employee of the dam found four of them alive, prompting a search for the five other missing members of their party.

Three bodies were initially recovered with the fourth being found on June 21.

The victims have been identified as Bridish Crawford, 27, Antonio Ramon, 30, Sophie Wilson, 14, Isiah Crawford, 7, and Villano, 35.

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