Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The death of a Virginia man late Friday afternoon marked the seventh drowning in Myrtle Beach in 2009.
Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes said at around 3:47pm Friday 50-year-old Timothy Reynolds, of Copperhill, VA, was swimming in the ocean near 70th Avenue North when he and his wife began having problems in the water.
Keith Bomar said he and three boys ran into the ocean to help, but when they reached Reynolds and his wife it was too late.
"The three boys rushed out to help them, and then they did, they got to the woman first," said Bomar. "They brought her in, and they rushed to get the guy. By the time they got to him, he was face down floating in the water."
Bomar says when he reached Reynolds his face was blue, he was foaming at the mouth and his eyes were rolled in the back of his head Bomar helped bring Reynolds back to shore, and someone performed CPR.
Investigators say the wife survived, but her husband was pronounced dead at 4:30pm at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Officials haven't yet commented on Reynolds' exact cause of death, but Bomar says he believes it was from a riptide.
"I know the waves were awfully hard," Bomar said. "They were crashing. It would beat you around while you were out there."
Prior to Friday's drowning, three ocean and three pool drownings had been reported in Myrtle Beach for 2009.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:46:22 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:26:15 GMT
Labor Day was quiet for Kevin Gray, but last Friday night proved to anything but quiet. Gray and a friend witnessed a shooting near C.F. Bolden Stadium that night which put a game between C.A. JohnsonMore >>
Neighbors in Barhamville Estates demand protection following a shooting near Bolden Stadium on Friday night, More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>