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Tubing woman goes over dam on Haw River

Posted July 4, 2013

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— Three rescue crews worked to save a woman who went over a dam on the Haw River Thursday, authorities said.

The woman and her boyfriend were floating on the river in tubes when she went over the dam, dropping about 8 feet. She was able to get to an island of rocks while rescuers fought the current to get her.

Her boyfriend swam to safety.

No one was injured.

Authorities said it's not a good idea to go boating or tubing on a river after heavy rainfall because the water tends to be very high and fast-moving.


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  • ccandrews01 Jul 5, 2013

    Was no one wearing life jackets? That would have been a priority if you just HAD to go in the water.


  • froggygirl Jul 5, 2013

    People were canoeing on the same river yesterday--fast current and water too high to see the rocks. Dumb. These people put themselves and the swift water rescue team in deadly jeopardy.

  • busyb97 Jul 5, 2013

    You have to be really stupid to go out on the rivers with them moving like they are right now!! We wont even go fishing right now, partly because you cant get to the bank at all, but good grief.

    She is lucky she wasnt killed, and thankfully now rescuers were hurt either trying to save them from their own lack of common sense.

  • nogade Jul 5, 2013

    To bdu4dals2, couldn't have said it better!

  • bdu4dals2 Jul 5, 2013

    Once again, common sense was left home. I so enjoy fishing the local rivers, but after all the rain, they are a serious death trap. Want to enjoy he water, go to a lake.