Hunting Island

A man was reported missing at 7:30 p.m. by his family after he vanished while swimming off Hunting Island just before dark on Saturday.

Joseph Scott, 31, of Allendale, SC was with his friends about 200 yards offshore when he went under the water and did not resurface. The search for Scott lasted until 9:30 p.m. and was resumed at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. He has yet to be found.

Five others – including a small boy and his father, a couple and a woman who had gone looking for them – had to be rescued from the water off Hunting Island on Saturday.

Due to its geography, the island always has strong currents according to Sgt. Michael Paul Thomas of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.


Dump Truck

A woman was killed after hitting a parked dump truck with her ’98 Oldsmobile on Fairbluff Road at 3:15 a.m. on Monday.

Cynthia Melton Marlik, 2478 Golf Ball Circle in Charlotte, failed to make a sharp left while driving 35 mph on Fairbluff Road just two blocks from where she lived. The dump truck was unoccupied and parked off to the side of the road. Marlik was transported by Brooks Ambulance to Cleveland Regional Medical Center where she died at 5 a.m.

Police were suspicious alcohol had been involved, so toxicology tests were performed. Results have yet to be determined.

School Bus

A six year old boy was critically injured when he fell under a moving school bus at Clemson Court near the Royal Oaks Apartments in Cabarrus County at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Video footage from the bus shows the boy running diagonally from the right rear of the bus when he fell under it. The boy is in critical but stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

No charges are planned against the bus driver.

Motorcycle vs. Culvert

A man was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle on Sandy Ford Road in east Gaston County at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.

Bruce Adams, 34, 1254 Turnkey Street, Gaston, was riding in a 50 mph zone at 60-65 mph when he rode his 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle into a culvert according to The North Carolina Highway Patrol. They reported that Adams died at the scene of the accident.