'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.

Click here for more details from News 2

Getty Images


Content Goes Here