Mike Wilbur

SINK HOLE OPENS UNDER SC ENGINE COMPANY

Engine Company 3 with the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department had an eventful pit stop at a convenience store Thursday evening.

Firefighters stopped at Parker’s near Savannah Highway and Parris Island Gateway around 5:30 p.m. for a cold drink, a news release from the department said.

As they were getting out of the truck, “what appears to be a sinkhole,” about 1 1/2-feet deep, opened in the parking lot and the truck fell in it, the release said.

A heavy rescue towing truck from Interstate Towing arrived and extracted the truck. S.C. Highway Patrol arrived to investigate.

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