South Carolina News

Friday, January 27, 2023

23-year-old still missing after boat takes on water in North Myrtle Beach area

A person is still missing after a boat took on water Thursday evening in the North Myrtle Beach area. Rescue crews, including the North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad and Horry County Fire Rescue, were dispatched around 5 p.m. to a report of a boat taking on water and sinking with two people on board. Early Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard issued an update stating a 23-year-old was still missing after a search through the evening Thursday. He was last seen wearing a camo jacket and khaki pants while duck hunting. North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad said late Friday that another person was found and rescued from the north jetties, which is where the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean meet.
WMBF-TV NBC 32 Myrtle Beach

Update: Woman dies in hospital after Aiken fire that killed mother

Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of an Aiken woman following a house fire that severely injured her and killed her mother early Wednesday morning. The fire occurred at a home on the 1300 block of Aldrich Street. Investigators say 35-year-old Concetta Spann died at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta from injuries sustained in the fire. Her mother, 65-year-old Sylvia Spann was killed in the fire. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta

Worker rescued from manhole in Spartanburg County

A construction worker was rescued from a manhole Friday morning in Spartanburg County. According to the Tyger River Fire Department, the worker fell into the manhole while working at a new school site along Wade Hampton Boulevard. Firefighters were able to pull the worker out of the hole. He was taken to the hospital with an injury to his leg. Firefighters said besides the mud making the terrain difficult, the rescue went smoothly. There were 19 emergency personnel on the scene including EMS, fire departments and Duncan rescue.
WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Aiken fire leaves mother dead, daughter severely injured

The Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to a structure fire at 1338 Aldrich Street in the early morning of January 25th, at approximately 12:25 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found a mother and daughter were still inside the home. Both were located inside a bedroom and after being removed from the home, the mother, identified as 64-year-old Sylva Spann, was pronounced dead on the scene, her daughter was transported to Doctors Hospital in critical condition. Ms. Spann will be autopsied in Newberry to determine her cause of death. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Aiken Department of Public Safety.
WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta

Cassatt Fire Department construction approved by Kershaw County Council

The Kershaw County Council met Tuesday evening to discuss and vote on the location of the new Cassatt Fire Station. There's currently a volunteer-based fire station located on Red Church Road, which will soon be closed as the new fire station is in the works down the street on Highway 1, next to the Dollar General. At issue: the new fire station is being built on a 12-acre property, right beside someone's home. After complaints to the county, construction was halted until Kershaw County Council could discuss the matter. At the end following an hour-long discussion Tuesday evening, council decided to resume construction -- but with a slight addition. Kershaw County Council voted to move forward with the current location but to also allocate $50,000 dollar in funds to put a sound buffer between the department and residents who are just feet away.
WLTX-TV CBS 19 Columbia

Florence home damaged by fire

One person was injured and a Florence home damaged by fire late Tuesday afternoon. Florence firefighters responded to 805 Ingram Street at 4:09 p.m. and found fire coming from the front of the house. Firefighters searched the house and had the fire under control within minutes. One person was taken to a hospital by medics with Florence County EMS. The fire’s cause is undetermined, Florence Fire Marshal Chris Johnson wrote in a media advisory. The fire department sent three engine and one ladder company to the fire and was assisted at the scene by Florence police and Florence County EMS. - Metered Site

Cardiac arrest survivor reunited with emergency personnel who saved his life in North Charleston

June 20 was a dark day for 54-year-old truck driver Bernie Walter and his family. While at work, Walter suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed. His co-workers stepped in quickly and started administering CPR as paramedics made their way to Walter. “Guys who work in the yard and guys who drive with me, they all had a part in this,” said Walter. Once under the care of EMS, he was brought to the hospital and stabilized. All of the public servants and Walter’s coworkers were awarded with certificates for their actions to save Walter. Walter, his mother Delores and his daughter Amber, met the 911 operators, paramedics and firefighters who helped save his life on Wednesday in North Charleston. “Seeing all these people who were involved is a lot," said Walter. “It’s a little overwhelming actually. But it’s something that needs to be said. I should’ve died on the way, but I didn’t. There’s a lot of people to thank for that.”
WCBD-TV NBC/CW+ 2 Charleston

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