2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

20 September, 2018, 21:39 | Author: Denise Dawson
  • Water from The Little Pee Dee River floods business and washes out part of Rte. 301

According to a corrected report from local media, a Horry County Sheriff's Office van carrying two people described as "mental health patients" were chained inside and died while the two deputies driving and escorting, survived.

It was reported early Tuesday that the Pee Dee River was rising above flood stage and spilling its banks and roadways were flooding but some passable.

The officers managed to escape. Harrowing police scanner audio provides details into the efforts to save the women, who could be heard talking as rescuers scrambled to save them. "I'm not sure if it was the way the van was positioned, against a guardrail, or if it was pressure from the water, but unfortunately they were not able to get the van doors open and get the ladies out".

SLED, the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Horry County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident.

It happened on Highway 76 south of Nichols in Marion County. Their van was swept away in rushing, rising water.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: And, Meg, can you talk about the time that lapsed between the incident and the recovery of their bodies, and why you know-why you think it took so long?

MEG KINNARD: Sheriff Thompson noted yesterday that he was complying with a court order to transport these women.

"The two deputies attempted to extricate the persons being transported", a statement from the Horry County sheriff's office noted.

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"I know that it is a very sad situation so ive just been praying for the victims and the families of the victims", said Martin.

Today, Green's daughter Rose Hershberger, 19, said officials had betrayed her schizophrenic mother.

WPDE-TV reported that the patients were being transported from Loris Hospital Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health.

Holden wouldn't give further details on the victims' status, citing an ongoing state police investigation.

"She was like a normal mom and the best mom anyone could ask for", Hershberger told the station. "Just like you, we have questions we want answered".

Two deputies were rescued but the detainees died. Don't Drown?' Gross negligence has robbed two families of their loved ones. "These women were not inmates or criminals".

When it comes to the deputies who assist in transport, Thompson said that they have gone through extensive intense training. So, until that internal investigation is completed, they will remain on administrative leave, and then the outcomes of the other investigations will perhaps determine their ultimate fate. But she added on Facebook that her intention is not to start a "witch hunt trying to ruin the Deputies' lives. we want answers". That is typical in SC when the state Law Enforcement Division is conducting an investigation into something involving a law enforcement agency here in the state.

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