Drown After Horry Co. Sheriff's Van Swept Away By Flood Waters

Florence flooding expected to last for days

Officials said the van was near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water state officials were watching following the heavy rains of Florence.

When it comes to the deputies who assist in transport, Thompson said that they have gone through extensive intense training. "They were unable to do so".

Thompson said he wasn't sure what prevented the deputies from opening the van's rear door to save the women.

The deputies waited on top of the van until rescuers arrived. The pair were killed in the town of Nichols, South Carolina, along Highway 76 south of Nichols in Marion County.

"They're still under the water", Richardson told The Associated Press early Wednesday. "It's come up 2 feet since last night". 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.

"They were trying to negotiate through fast-running water, and it just didn't work out", he told AP.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is reportedly investigating the circumstances surrounding their deaths. Thompson said his office would cooperate with the probe.

Drown After Horry Co. Sheriff's Van Swept Away By Flood Waters

The deputies in the van were rescued, but the patients who were chained in the back of the van died.

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

"The officers report they got out".

It was being driven by deputies from the Horry County Sheriff's Office. Richardson says the women were being transported from a hospital in Horry County to medical facilities in Florence and Darlington.

According to the Marion County Coroner, the deceased individuals are Windy Newton, 45, of Shallotte, NC and Nicolette Green, 43, of Myrtle Beach. She also posted multiple times about her struggles. "If that road is in an area where it is a flood risk, why were they driving on that road anyway?" asked State Rep. Justin Bamberg, a trial attorney in SC who has represented families in cases of police killings, according to the AP.

"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.

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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