Two, not three, cars were in creek, deputies say

A car is pulled from the Rantowles Creek on Tuesday.

Tyrone Walker

Further investigation has shown that there were only two submerged vehicles in a creek where it was thought on Monday that there were three, Charleston County Sheriff's Office Maj. Jim Brady said.

Brady said the two vehicles were both pulled from Rantowles Creek by 5 p.m. Tuesday. He said little is known about the vehicles, but "based on the condition of the vehicles they have been in the water for a prolonged period of time."

One vehicle has been identified as a Honda the other has not yet been identified due to it's deteriorated condition. Investigators will begin the process of identifing the vehicles and their ownership, he said.

A caller at about 3:30 p.m. Monday told the sheriff's office about a submerged vehicle in the area of Peter Miller Bridge on U.S. Highway 17 near Ravenel. The Sheriff's Office Underwater Recovery Team and Marine Patrol went into the creek, and initially believed another two vehicles were there.

The team returned to the location Tuesday with equipment to remove the vehicles from the water.