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The body discovered near Draper Landing on Sunday morning is that of a 7-year-old girl named Isiah Crawford who had been missing since a deadly tubing mishap on the Dan River on Wednesday.
According to a news release from the Rockingham County Department of Emergency Services, the corpse was discovered in the river at 10 a.m. Sunday.
According to the announcement, emergency responders discovered the body, which officials later confirmed as that of Isiah Crawford of Eden.
She was 7 years old.
Body Found In River Full Details
The bodies of three drowned partygoers were discovered on Thursday, nearly 19 hours after the group went tubing the day before, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office. Four persons were rescued while clinging to a variety of things.
The nightmare began on Wednesday evening, according to the Washington Post, when several of the family’s tubes were untied from one another on the Dan River in Eden.
According to the sheriff’s office, several floated over the Duke Energy dam around 7 p.m. The event was not reported to emergency personnel until about 3.15 p.m. the next day when they got a 911 call from a Duke Energy employee. On Sunday morning, June 20, a member of the public reportedly found the seven-year-body old’s near a boat dock in Eden, and it was discovered. According to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, this happened at 10 a.m.
According to the Washington Post, authorities called off the search for Isiah and Teresa Villano, 35, on Saturday, June 19. They had not been discovered as of Sunday evening. In reality, after Isiah’s body was discovered, rescue crews searched the region for Villano but were unable to locate her.
Bridish Crawford, Isiah’s mother, was discovered dead on June 17th. Antonio Ramon, 30, and Sophia Wilson, 14, a visitor from Indiana, were among those discovered deceased.
After spending 19 hours in the sea, Ruben Villano, 35, his son Eric Villano, 14, his daughter Irene Villano, 18, and his nephew Karlos Villano, 14, who was also visiting from Indiana, were reportedly rescued by construction workers. They were rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to reports.
Recreation seekers frequently float on the river near the eight-foot dam, according to Rockingham County Emergency Services Director Rodney Cates.
Most visitors, however, get off their tubes or rafts and walk around the dam, which is marked by signs, according to him. When tubing, Cates also underlined the significance of wearing a safety vest: “Know where you are, know your surroundings, have your safety vest, your life vest, the inner tube may not always stay inflated, and if the inner tube is not inflated, you need some type of flotation device to secure you as you are coming on down the river.”
Megan Heitz, Sophia Wilson’s mother, is said to have issued a message on social media.
She said to nypost, “As many may have heard, yes my daughter Sophia Wilson passed away in a tragic tubing accident visiting family in North Carolina. Words can’t explain what we feel right now, she was my best friend, a sweetheart, and had so much life to live she was the most amazing daughter in so many ways, my life will never ever be the same a piece of me died.”
Teresa and Ruben’s mother, Debi Villano, told The Washington Post that her daughter was pregnant at the time of the accident.
Teresa and her spouse Antonio had been together for 13 years, had three children and had relocated to Eden to “start again and create their life over,” according to her.
She added, “Everything was going great until this. It’s just all a big tragedy.”