DANVILLE, Va. — Riverbend Fire Department told the Star-Tribune information about the people who have now been lost in the Dan River for more than two hours.

Four people were recovered from the boat wreck quickly. Rescue squads were originally told five people were missing. They did not specify if the people were unborn.

A Riverbend Fire Department official shared that those still lost in the water include three men and a woman who is at least six months pregnant.

The wellbeing of these people remains unknown.


Rescue squads are still seeking five people in the Riverbend area of Pittsylvania County. 

Shortly before 5 p.m. this afternoon, authorities in Virginia received reports of a boat that had capsized in the Dan River. Nine people were on board. At this time, only four people can be accounted for. 

Danville Life Saving Crew Special Ops, Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department, Hurt Volunteer Fire Department, Cool Branch Volunteer Fire Department, Blairs Volunteer Fire Department, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Pelham (N.C.)  Fire Department and others are on scene.

Rescue personnel say the boat went over a dam in Rockingham County, North Carolina, before capsizing.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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