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Abandoned car found in pond in North Myrtle Beach

(Source: Marla Branson) (Source: Marla Branson)
(Source: Marla Branson) (Source: Marla Branson)
(Source: Marla Branson) (Source: Marla Branson)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A brown Chevy Blazer was spotted completely submerged and abandoned by its driver in a retention pond in the Possum Trot community of North Myrtle Beach a little before 9 a.m.

South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) identified the driver of the vehicle as 31-year-old Rodney Bellamy.

Bellamy was traveling north on Cenith Road when he lost control of his 2004 Chevy Blazer and ran into the pond. He sustained no injuries and was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

Neighbors that live on Cashmere Lane and Cenith Road all say they live near a dangerous curve where wrecks occur all the time, but this one is a little unusual.

"If someone gets out they'll come to my door. Usually, when I hear the thud I go ahead and pick up the telephone because I know what it is, but no one came last night for this accident," says Faye Bellamy a resident who lives next to the pond.

A dive team had to be called to inspect the vehicle, search the pond and hook up the car so it could be pulled out causing Cenith Road to be closed for a few hours while divers and police worked the scene.

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