Monday, 17 December, 2018

Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van

Overflowing Pee Dee River in Cheraw finally crested residents hoping worst has passed Overflowing Pee Dee River in Cheraw finally crested residents hoping worst has passed Pee Dee River
Francis Osborne | 21 September, 2018, 20:28

Two women in the back of a sheriff's van drowned Tuesday evening when deputies tried to drive down a SC road flooded by tropical storm Florence.

The families of two women who died while being transported to a mental health facility during Hurricane Florence are outraged at their deaths.

Two deputies tried to help the victims, but the floodwater rapidly rose and the deputies couldn't open the doors, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's deputies survived after rescue teams arrived on the scene and brought them to safety.

Sheriff Phillip Thompson told WPDE that, contrary to some early reports, the women were not shackled.

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.

Richardson said the van came across rising water and was carried off the road.

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

It was being driven by deputies from the Horry County Sheriff's Office.

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Hershberger told the station she took her mother ― who was diagnosed with schizophrenia ― to Waccamaw Center for Mental Health on Tuesday to meet with a therapist.

"At this time, the recovery effort is ongoing, and the transportation vehicle can not be removed due to rising waters and risky conditions", the sheriff's office said. "We get an order to transport to a facility, that's what we do", Thompson said, reported the Myrtle Beach Sun News.

Newton had posted on her Facebook page, last updated in 2014, that she had been previously hospitalized for mental illness.

Green's sister added, "The officers were on - what appears to be - a completely closed off, flooded road".

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

Yesterday afternoon, this news outlet was tracking a live webcam of the river sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) when we noticed the bridges spanning the Great Pee Dee were under siege from rising floodwaters ...

Harrowing police scanner audio provides details of the efforts to save the women, who could be heard talking as rescuers scrambled to save them.

Those waters have risen another two feet (at least) since that picture was taken ... "We are fully cooperating with the State Law Enforcement Division to support their investigation of this event". The two deaths will push Florence's toll across three states to almost 40 victims.

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