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2 bodies pulled out of pond in Loris

Two bodies, car found in pond near Loris

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
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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

Two bodies were pulled out of a pond in Loris Saturday, according to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesman Mark Nugent.

Crews were searching for a possible victim when a Hyundai Sonata was found submerged in 18 feet of water on 1070 Hulls Island Road.

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Horry County Fire Rescue divers search a pond on Hulls Island Road in the Longs community Saturday morning. 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. Janet Blackmon Morgan jblackmon@thesunnews.com

Nugent said he didn’t know the genders of the two victims, and that the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

He said crews received a call about the crash around 2:30 a.m. A 9-1-1 caller said the car was in a pond and its occupant was on top of the car.

Rescue divers initially didn’t find any victims and the search resumed around 10 a.m.

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Horry County Fire Rescue divers search a pond on Hulls Island Road in the Longs community Saturday morning. 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. Janet Blackmon Morgan jblackmon@thesunnews.com

The car was removed from the pond around noon and the two bodies were recovered around 12:30 p.m.

Michaela Broyles: 843-626-0281, @MichaelaBroyles

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