ABC News4 reports that, on Tuesday night, 2 sheriffs from the Horry County Sheriff's Office, were tasked with transporting 2 female patients from Loris Hospital and Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health.
Officials say the van was traveling near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water officials in SC are watching closely as water continues to poor into the state from upriver in North Carolina following the heavy rains of Florence.
U.S. Northern Command said the troops will stay until they're no longer needed. Richardson says the women were being transported from a hospital in Horry County to medical facilities in Florence and Darlington. "It's come up two feet since just last night".
Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in SC.
"A Horry County Sheriff's Office transportation vehicle was involved in a high-water incident tonight".
Justin Bamberg, a state lawmaker and lawyer who has represented the families of several people injured or killed by law enforcement officers, said Wednesday he's perplexed by the decision to transport anyone in such uncertain weather conditions.
Sixteen North Carolina rivers were at major flood stage Tuesday, with an additional three forecast to peak by Thursday.
The van couldn't be removed Tuesday night because of rising waters and risky conditions, according to the release. "Despite persistent and ongoing efforts, floodwater rose rapidly and the deputies were unable to open the doors", the statement reads.
When asked by Heavy to clarify if in fact the two people now described as "detainees" were chained, if they were "mental patients" and to answer why deputies were traveling on a highway that was already predicted to be under water, HCSO PIO Brooke Holden said, "Due to an ongoing investigation by SLED, we can't release any further information". The two deaths will push Florence's toll across three states to almost 40 victims. By the time they got there, the van was underwater, and the deputies were on the roof.
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The risk of environmental damage mounted, as human and animal waste was washed into the swirling floodwaters. Authorities have said 23 out of the 46 counties in SC could potentially be impacted by flooding.
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With the crisis slowly moving to SC , emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River. Three more rivers are expected to swell to critical levels by Thursday as water begins flowing downstream toward the coast.
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