Tubing woman goes over dam on Haw River
Posted July 4, 2013
Pittsboro, N.C. — 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.