2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Holden says a sheriff's office van was carrying two detainees and two deputies from Conway to Darlington on Tuesday night when it was overtaken by flood waters.

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson told the Associated Press early Wednesday that the van was still underwater.

Horry County Deputy Tom Fox told WPDE-TV the victims were mental health patients being transported from one facility to another.

Responders congregate near where two people drownedwhen they were trapped in a Horry County Sheriff transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River on Hwy 76, during rising floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Marion County, S.C. on September 19, 2018.

The sheriff's deputies survived after rescue teams arrived on the scene and brought them to safety. The inmates have not been recovered. Thom Berry with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said during part of the recovery effort, they tried putting boats in the water so they could get the victims out of the van.

Bishop and Flood have been placed on administrative leave while three separate investigations are conducted into the deaths. They trusted the hospitals and the Sheriff Deputies with their lives and that trust was abused. "She said if you ever have anything bad, just put all your bad feelings in these cupcakes and eat them", said Rose.

She said her mother was a trusting person who was betrayed by the deputies.

"Tonight's incident is a tragedy", Thompson said. "It's come up 2 feet (0.6 metres) since just last night". Greenville Online reports that neither woman had a criminal record.

Some roads in Marion and Horry County are impacted by floods after Hurricane Florence passed through the area.

The coroner in neighboring Marion County confirmed the two deceased patients were female, and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident, according to the statement. They were women who voluntarily sought help. She also posted multiple times about her struggles. At almost 7 p.m. Wednesday, State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed the bodies had been recovered. "People need to know exactly how it happened. We are just very sorry that this event has taken place".

President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited North Carolina, which is bearing the brunt of Florence's deadly deluge and where rivers are still rising while thousands of homes and roadways remain submerged.

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