Women die in flooded van driven by SC deputies

Nicolette Green Facebook page

The van was carrying the detainees to a different facility in Darlington, South Carolina when it was overtaken by flood waters on Tuesday.

Thompson said it took rescue crews about 45 minutes to find the van and get to it via boat.

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that 45-year-old Windy Wenton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green were being transported by a Horry County Sheriff's Office van between Nichols and Mullins on Tuesday night when the van was swept away by rising waters.

Hershberger said that her mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia three years ago and took medication for the condition; a new therapist who Green visited on September 18, determined she needed to be committed to a mental institution.

Richardson says the incident happened near the Little Pee Dee River, which is one of the bodies of water officials are monitoring for intense flooding following Florence.

Two mental health patients in SC have died after being inside a transport van that flooded.

Both deputies "attempted to extricate the persons being transported", the news release said.

When it comes to the deputies who assist in transport, Thompson said that they have gone through extensive intense training.

Thompson also said he didn't know if the deputies had driven around any barricades blocking the roads. They have been placed on administrative leave, the HCSO said in a statement.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Rising flood waters in the Pee Dee area in Marion County, S.C., seen on September 17, 2018. "It's come up 2 feet since last night".

'Tonight's incident is a tragedy, ' he said.

"They got out and tried to open the van to get the ladies out", Thompson told reporters on Wednesday. 'Just like you, we have questions we want answered'. Rescue teams plucked the deputies from the top of the van.

"I was confused as to why someone would, or the police officers would drive down a road that was in an area that was known for flooding".

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Spokesman Thom Berry said recovery efforts are set for today - the van and the victims remain in the flood waters at the scene. "I am not sure if it was the way the van was positioned against the guardrail or it was pressure from the water". Compounding the problem, storm runoff from North Carolina - which was battered by Florence - is now flowing through the Palmetto State via the Yadkin-Pee Dee drainage basin, which terminates in Winyah Bay near Georgetown, S.C.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IPhone XS Teardown Unearths Smaller Battery And Tricky Display Assembly
Sep 21, 2018 - 20:26
We'll likely see many similar drop tests in the future, but Apple's latest and greatest phones fared quite well in this one. The original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S all had screens that measured 3.5 inches.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Several people slashed, including 3 infants, at NY daycare
Sep 21, 2018 - 16:57
The suspect, a 52-year-old woman employed at the in-home center, was taken to a hospital after cutting her wrist, police said. One of the young girls is in serious condition, but all of the injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing isn’t a trial. The standard isn’t ‘reasonable doubt.’
Sep 21, 2018 - 16:44
With no female Republicans on the committee, the senators considered using their female aides to question Blasey at the hearing. Kavanaugh, who's been eager to testify, said he was ready to appear Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City vs. Fulham Preview: Citizens eye successive wins against improving visitors
Sep 21, 2018 - 16:25
Alongside him as City's latest quest to win the Champions League for the first time begins at home to Lyon tomorrow will be the elder Silva.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gordon practices with Pats but Belichick still reluctant to talk
Sep 20, 2018 - 16:13
Gordon faces a significant learning curve as he gets accustomed to the Patriots way of doing things. Gordon's locker, meanwhile, was placed between Tom Brady and Cordarrelle Patterson .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023
Sep 20, 2018 - 15:30
At the time, SpaceX was to have used its heavy-lift Falcon Heavy rocket and the crewed version of the existing Dragon capsule. SpaceX added that it was "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Captain Marvel:' Brie Larson Teases Helmet For Carol Danvers
Sep 19, 2018 - 03:31
Her driving mantra is "Higher, further, faster, more" reflecting her desire to fly ever higher and seek new horizons. Carol was born an ordinary person with no superhuman powers. "But what makes her special is just how human she is".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hearing With Kavanaugh And Accuser Alleging Sexual Assault In Turmoil
Sep 19, 2018 - 03:28
For one thing, the committee was made up of 14 white men, and there were only two women in the entire Senate at the time. Those maneuvers to rush through Kavanaugh's confirmation in spite of these serious allegations have Democrats incensed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Constitutional Court ruling on cannabis in five interesting tokes
Sep 19, 2018 - 03:07
It said the country's cannabis ban was in contradiction to its constitution which gives citizens the right to privacy . Justice Raymond Zondo said he took into account worldwide law allowing the private use of dagga at home.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia blames Israel after Syrian forces accidentally shoot down Russian plane
Sep 19, 2018 - 01:19
Throughout the fighting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has maintained continuous contact with Russian Federation . Israel's military declined to comment, as did the prime minister's office and the Foreign Ministry.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon planning to release new Alexa devices, including a microwave
Sep 19, 2018 - 01:15
Amazon Echo relies on Microsoft's Bing search engine and Wikipedia, while Google Home uses the company's own Google Search. The new devices will help realize Amazon's ambition of making Alexa ubiquitous in the customer's home and in their auto .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hina Khan & Hiten Tejwani to appear on 'Bigg Boss 12'
Sep 19, 2018 - 01:07
Later, Saba Khan can be seen asking Jasleen and Anup Jalota about their relationship over a breakfast-table conversation. Bigg Boss declared Dipika as the victor against Somi and Saba after rounds of debate and discussion.

Julie Chen quits The Talk as she stands by her disgraced hubby
Sep 19, 2018 - 01:05
Page Six says it is unclear whether or not Julie leaving The Talk was her idea or if she was asked to step down. The TV titan had been married to Nancy Wieselfeld for 26 years when he left her for TV host Chen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vontae Davis Releases Official Statement Announcing Retirement After Ditching Game at Half
Sep 18, 2018 - 12:20
That's because the 30-year-old retired at halftime, a fact he confirmed in a statement posted on the NFL's Twitter account. Davis started his career with the Miami Dolphins, playing three seasons for the franchise that drafted him No. 25 overall.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chrissy Teigen reveals fans have been pronouncing her name wrong
Sep 18, 2018 - 12:19
She previously wrote on Twitter that her name has been mispronounced and she "doesn't correct people, ever". When asked why she didn't reveal this sooner, Teigen said that she doesn't really correct people.