Rock Hill ESL teacher drowns in tubing accident

Rock Hill ESL teacher drowns in tubing accident

Credit: Richmond Drive Elementary School

Heather Dobbins.

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 4:32 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A Rock Hill elementary teacher died in a tubing accident near Greenville over the weekend.

Heather Dobbins, 37, died in tubing accident on the Saluda River in Pickens County.

Dobbins was a second grade English as a second language teacher at Rock Hill's Richmond Drive Elementary. She'd been teaching there since 2000, according to the school's principal, Pat Maness.

Dobbins, along with three other people, were tubing the river near the Saluda River Yacht Club.

Her body will undergo autopsy.

Maness says Dobbins was married, but did not have any children.

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