'It's A Drowning Machine': Rescuers Warn Of Dan River Dam

 

MADISON, N.C. -- Rescuers say a dam on the Dan River is so dangerous that they call it a "drowning machine."

Members of the Madison-Rockingham Rescue Squad want to remind the public to stay clear of the low-head dam in Madison, after an 18-year-old nearly drowned Wednesday evening.

The young man was swimming near the dam and got pulled under water by the current. He was able to escape by holding onto a rock and pulling himself out.

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