It started out as a fun family day of tubing on the river in North Carolina, but it ended in tragedy after a family of nine lost five of their relatives on the excursion. The family was not wearing life jackets, and had no idea of the dangerous dam that lay ahead. The cascading water created a vortex of death at the foot of the falls. Four of them clung together for sixteen hours awaiting rescue. Four bodies have been recovered, including a 7-year-old boy. A pregnant 30-year-old remains missing.