Recovery crews say they have now found the body of a second person who was swept off a Greenville road by floodwaters Saturday night.
The body of 39 year old Tim Sullivan was recovered Monday afternoon. Sullivan was believed to be one of the two people witnesses said were swept away by raging flood waters Saturday night. Crews previously found the body of 36-year-old Kimberly Jackson of Mauldin on Sunday morning.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said Sullivan’s body was found by divers in a pond near Haywood and Halton roads.
Inspector L. C. Dendy with the Greenville Fire Department said a witness saw a man and a woman get out of a car that was stuck in flood water near Old Airport Road near the Haywood Mall. The witness said the pair was then swept away and was carried down into a culvert by the rushing water near Laurel Creek around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
The National Weather Service station at Grenville-Spartanburg International Airport reported first nine days of August were the 7th wettest for that period out of 129 years of records, with 4.28″ of rain. The wettest first 9 days of August occurred in 2003, with 9.17″ of rain.
Ed Jenson contributed to this report