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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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The body of a boater who went missing Saturday was located along the Great Pee Dee River Monday morning.
Family members said after a nearly two day search, they are grateful to have some type of closure, but are heartbroken because of their loss.
"He loved to fish, they were not big river fishers, and it was rare for them to go out in the boat," Robyn Becham said.
Robyn Beacham is the step-daughter of 49-year-old Stephen Murray, the man Darlington County's Coroner said was found dead Monday morning along the banks of the Great Pee Dee River.
On Saturday, Murray and his son were out fishing on the Great Pee Dee River, about one mile up from Cashua Ferry Landing.
"They were down here fishing hit something in the river and it threw both of them out," Becham said
Investigators said when the two men were thrown from the boat Murray's son was able to swim to safety, but from some reason Murray was unable too.
"I came yesterday when I first found out that they had not made it home. My husband and I came and put our boat in and we searched we could not find anything," Becham said
"DNR was doing a river check this morning and they found the body," Chief Thomas Spivey with the Palmetto Rural Fire Department said.
Investigators said Murray was about 50 yards away from the scene of the accident where the Department of Natural Resources found Murray's body floating along the river bank.
Family members tell us that neither Murray nor his son was wearing a life jacket during their fishing trip and they wanted to share this message.
"It's just a tragic accident. If you go fishing wear your life jacket, don't make the mistake and think that you know the waters because you don't. I mean nobody expects to go fishing and never make it back home to their families," Becham said.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday morning in Newberry, SC, according to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee.
This incident remains under investigation by the Darlington County Coroner's Office, Darlington County Sheriff's Office, Darlington Fire and Rescue and by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
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 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 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 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>