S.C. sheriff asking for public to help find bikers who delayed EMS response to drowning child

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Doug Barfield described the suspects as “two knuckleheads on motorcycles that are just weaving in and out”


By Leila Merrill

LANCASTER, S.C. — The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding two dirt bike riders who delayed EMS providers and officers from responding to a call about a drowning child on Saturday, WBTV reported.

Bystanders worked to help the child who had stopped breathing at a community pool in Lancaster County, and the child recovered. Multiple people called 911.

Lancaster County deputies said that the bikers were deliberately getting in the way of the EMS vehicle on Saturday.
Lancaster County deputies said that the bikers were deliberately getting in the way of the EMS vehicle on Saturday. (Photo/Lancaster County EMS)

”Seconds felt like hours and seconds matter. And a little boy needed help,” said one of the 911 callers. 

Lancaster County deputies said that the bikers were deliberately getting in the way of the EMS QRV and even kept other drivers from moving out of the way.

LCSO spokesperson Doug Barfield described the suspects as “two knuckleheads on motorcycles that are just weaving in and out of everybody.”

The Lancaster Sheriff’s Office said the two will be charged with failure to yield to emergency vehicles, failure to stop for blue lights, reckless driving and possibly other charges as the investigation continues.

A dashcam video of the incident can be seen here.


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