SUMTER, SC (WIS) - An adult and two children who were rescued from a Sumter retention pond remain in critical condition at a Columbia hospital.
Sumter police say it happened just after 9:30 p.m. off North Wise Drive between Dillon Park and Dillon Trace Apartments. First responders were credited with rescuing the three people.
The 33-year-old mother, 5-year-old girl, and 2-year-old boy were rescued from the car by first responders and two police officers.
A fourth passenger, the 59-year-old grandmother of the children, was able to safely get out of the vehicle.
RELATED: View photos from the rescue.
Sumter police are continuing to investigate how the car ended up in the pond. Sumter Emergency Medical Services, the Sumter Fire Department, Sumter County Dive Team, and the SC Highway Patrol's Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team also assisted in the rescue.