ADAMS RUN, SC (WCSC) - Concern and dismay turned into prayers for witnesses who saw a car sinking into an Adams Run river Saturday morning, 911 tapes released Tuesday revealed.
Charleston County deputies said three men were inside the car that ran off the boat landing at Penny Creek Road, but Roman Holmes, 28, of Hollywood and Deangelo Holmes, 19, of Adams Run never surfaced. The two were cousins.
"Oh God, help me," said one female caller. She was alerted to the accident by the lone survivor knocking on her door asking her to call for help.
The survivor told dispatchers he was asleep in the car when it went into the water. "They got out the car, but I don't know if the current pulled them down or what," he said.
[Listen to the survivor's call. (MP3)]
His voice was barely audible as dispatchers tried to get details of the accident and send help to his location.
"Please hurry. Please, please hurry," said another caller. "The car, the whole car is in the water."
The caller said the car was submerged and the only thing visible were the headlights. For 10 minutes, the dispatcher kept the caller on the line while dispatchers sent rescue crews to the landing.
"No, no, no, no man, no, they can't," he pleaded. "I want to go try to save them, for real."
In the background, more residents of the small community could be heard screaming and crying.
[Listen to the second 911 call. (MP3) WARNING: SOME EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.]
"I know they're not gone, man," he said.
The Charleston County Coroner said both men drowned. The coroner is still waiting on toxicology tests to find out if anything else contributed to the accident.
[Listen to the third 911 call. (MP3)]
The survivor was transported to St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley by EMS with non-life threatening injuries. He has not been identified.