GREENSBORO, N.C. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The search has resumed for a missing woman who was with members of a LaPorte, Indiana family in a deadly tubing accident in North Carolina that left four people dead.
According to WFMY-TV, a CBS affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina, the body of 7-year-old Isiah Crawford, of Eden, North Carolina, was found Sunday. He was the fourth person recovered since the search started Thursday following the accident Wednesday night.
Other victims include Isiah's mother Bridish Crawford, 27, of Eden; Antonio Ramon, 30, of Eden; and Sophie Wilson, 16, of LaPorte, Indiana.
Of the nine family members out tubing, four survived. One remains missing: pregnant 35-year-old Teresa Villano, of Eden.
One of the survivors, Irene Irene Villano, 18, of Eden, spoke with WFMY-TV in Greensboro recalled in heartbreaking incident.
"We were going and we heard the water a little bit but, we’ve been on the river before - there’s a little dip and you keep going," she said. "That’s what we thought it was. And I remember I saw my uncle, he went down first and he was smiling, laughing... that’s when he went down and I don’t remember hearing him and then I saw the rest of my family and they were all with him - my mom and my brother and my cousins and my dad - everybody."
She said she and three relatives were among the few who were able to cling to a wall on the Dan River.
"I remember I finally looked over and it was my dad, and he was like help me - help me get mom. We were trying, but we couldn't do anything and it was already too late," she said while crying. "I remember I looked over and I saw my dad and my brother and my cousin, and I was so happy to see them. I thought I was alone. I thought I was by myself."
Villano said she kept praying to be saved after witnessing others go over the dam.
"I was like, God, I hope you allow us to see another day and sunlight. And I remember after that, my brother, he looked over and he was like, 'the sun is coming up, the sun is coming up!' And I screamed help for the last time, and then a few moments after that all of them started yelling, and I remember I looked over and there was a truck," Villano said.
Four people were rescued and taken to the hospital, including Irene Villano, 18, of Eden; Eric Villano, 14, of Eden; Rueben Villano, 35, of Eden (Eric and Irene's father); and, Karlos Villano, 14, of LaPorte, Indiana
Meanwhile, new signs have been put up in the wake of the tragedy to warn about the dam.