ST. STEPHEN, S.C. – Two South Carolina boys have died after one tried to rescue the other in a St. Stephen swimming hole and they both went under water.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury told The Associated Press that emergency responders were called to the pond at 5:17 p.m. Friday and found the 12-year-old boys under the water. The pond is about 11 feet deep.
Rescuers pulled the boys out of the water, administered CPR and transported them to area hospitals.
Salisbury said Adonous Green, who struggled in the water after going in after a dog he was walking, died Friday. Gary Adams, who then attempted to save Adonous, died Saturday afternoon at Medical University Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit from drowning complications.
Salisbury called it "a very sad situation."