Calhoun County Rescue

Emergency workers used ladders to rescue three women after their vehicle fell into a hole on McCords Ferry Road.

Calhoun County EMS

Early Sunday morning, Fort Motte Fire Department and Calhoun County EMS responded a call about three adult females being trapped inside a vehicle that fell into a 10-foot hole on McCords Ferry Road.

One female suffered two broken legs. The other two females were able to get out of the vehicle on their own.

Fort Motte firefighters had to use ladders to get in the ditch to get to the vehicle.

Calhoun County Emergency Services Director Bill Minikiewicz said it took quite a bit of cutting to get the patients out of the vehicle safely.

EMS had to remove the car’s windows and cut the roof of the vehicle. It took approximately 30 minutes to remove the car’s roof.

Minikiewicz said when he arrived on the scene he was amazed at the force of nature. Water was running through the vehicle.

“It went down into the hole. The car just went in and plopped right down in it,” he said.

All of the patients were taken to the Regional Medical Center. None had life-threatening injuries.

McCords Ferry Road has been closed until further notice.

Contact the writer: or (803) 533-5516.


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