Coffins Unearthed by Heavy Rains in South Carolina

The rains from Hurricane Matthew have unearthed three coffins from a graveyard in Beaufort County.

Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen tells The Beaufort Gazette (http://bit.ly/2dWgCFU) that his office received a report of a coffin floating in the Coosaw River Tuesday afternoon. Then on Wednesday morning two more coffins were spotted.

The coffin reported Tuesday was recovered by members of the National Guard and the remains have been identified. By late morning Wednesday the other two had not yet been recovered.

All three came from the Warsaw Cemetery.

Allen says that when the ground becomes saturated, coffins can rise to the surface. Some areas of South Carolina received 15 inches of rain during the hurricane.
 


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