Mental Health Patients Drown in Back of Police Van During Florence

23 September, 2018, 03:26 | Author: Lillian Steele
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The incident is now being investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division. The deputies climbed to the top of the van where they were rescued by a high water team, while the women remained trapped and chained in the flooded van.

US President Donald Trump helps with flood relief supplies in North Carolina.

The deputies were transporting Green and Newton based on court orders from the staff at Waccamaw Center for Mental Health and a mental-health center in Loris, Thompson said.

Stephen Flood, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff's office, and Joshua Bishop, a six-year veteran, escaped the van after it encountered floodwaters near U.S. Highway 76 and Pee Dee Island Road in Marion County.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that the remnants of Hurricane Florence spawned a total of six tornadoes in Virginia earlier this week. Richardson says the women were being transported from a hospital in Horry County to medical facilities in Florence and Darlington.

"They're still under the water", he said.

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

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Battle says as far as he knows, everyone evacuated the town as the water first started to make its way in on Monday.

The women were being transported following involuntary commitments by a physician, according to the sheriff's office.

The death toll from storm Florence has risen to at least 37 in the US East Coast, including two mental health patients drowned in a van overtaken by floodwaters, the media reported on Wednesday. He said it's typical for deputies to transport mental-health patients, and restraints aren't used if the patients aren't a threat. At almost 7 p.m. Wednesday, State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed the bodies had been recovered. Despite persistent and ongoing efforts, floodwater rose rapidly and the deputies were unable to open the doors to reach the individuals inside the van.

Green's mother declined to speak to a reporter Wednesday but said, "It's just a tragedy". "Due to unsafe conditions and rising waters, additional search and rescue teams are arriving to assist in the recovery of the vehicle".

The two individuals being transported were confirmed dead by the Marion County coroner. They were on Highway 76 in Conway, South Carolina, when the roadway was washed out, the released stated.

Hurricane Florence has now killed at least three dozen people - including at least eight in SC. This incident is being investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

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