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KCC recognizes swift water rescue team, first responders
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C-I WEB EXTRA: Kershaw County Councilman Julian Burns (center) presents a copy of a resolution to members of the Lugoff Swift Water Rescue Team for their heroic efforts in saving a woman from atop submerged vehicle during the historic flood event on Oct. 4. Receiving the honor are (from left) Lugoff-Fire Rescue (LF-R) Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer; rescue team members Lt. Eric Champe, Capt. Michael Stanfield, Engineer Tim Gills, Lt. Gavine Locklear and LF-R Chief Dennis Ray. Council also approved a resolution thanking county first responders for more than 1,000 hours of collective work during the flood. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Kershaw County Council unanimously passed two resolutions recognizing Lugoff’s Swift Water Rescue Team and first responders from across the county during its meeting Tuesday for their actions during October’s historic flood event. Reading from the first resolution, Chairman Julian Burns said the rescue team “launched into action late in the evening on October 4, 2015; in particular, rescue team member Captain Michael Stanfield entered Twenty-Five Mile Creek during the flooding to rescue a female trapped on top of a submerged car; Stanfield was assisted by rescue team members Lt. Eric Champe, Lt. Gavine Locklear and Engineer Tim Gillis, each of whom entered the water to retrieve and assist Standfield and the stranded female.” Burns said council wanted to recognize the team “for their heroism, courage and selflessness in the face of unknown dangers….

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