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La Porte Girl Among Tubing Accident Victims

(Eden, NC) -  A 14-year old La Porte girl was among the people killed in a tubing accident.  This happened on a river in North Carolina.


According to authorities, Sophie Wilson and eight other family members were on inflatable tubes that went over a dam on Wednesday.  This happened on the Dan River in the northern part of the state. 


Authorities say the bodies of Wilson and two other individuals in their late 20’s and early 30’s from North Carolina were soon recovered.  A seven-year old boy and 35-year old woman also from North Carolina were still missing but the body of one of those people was recovered on Sunday.


Two of the survivors, 35-year old Reuben Villano and Karlos Villano were also from La Porte.


According to authorities, the victims on tubes got caught in fast moving water and went over the dam.

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