Horry County Fire Rescue divers search a pond on Hulls Island Road in the Longs community. By 12:30 p.m., two bodies and a vehicle were removed from the irrigation pond. Capt. Mark Nugget, spokesperson for Horry County Fire Rescue, said crews were called to the scene around 2:30 a.m. after a report of a car in the pond. The search resumed around 11 a.m. Saturday. A man who lives near the pond said he heard a noise and looked to see a car sinking in the pond. He said he did not see any one coming out of the pond. The man, who asked not to be identified, said the pond is spring-fed and used to irrigate nearby fields. The pond’s depth graduates from around 10 to 12 feet at the end where the bodies and vehicle were found and as deep as 18 feet.
The Myrtle Beach Fire Department hosted a Christmas tree burning demonstration, burning two separate Christmas trees (one watered and one dry) to demonstrate the effects of Christmas tree-related fires.
Teams from the area are competing in water-related research projects, robot programming and design in the FIRST Lego Robotics Teams qualifier at Ten Oaks Middle School in Carolina Forest on Saturday Dec. 9, 2017.