MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — An investigation is underway after two inmates at the Marion County Detention Center collapsed in the same area and had to be taken to a hospital, deputies said in a news release.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, an inmate was found unconscious in his cell, according to the release. Shortly after, a second inmate collapsed in the same area.

Deputies and medical staff immediately began rendering aid until EMS arrived, deputies said. Both inmates were responsive prior to being taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Both inmates were released from the hospital and are back at the detention center.

The incident is under investigation, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.

📲 Download the News13 app to stay updated on the go.
📧 Sign up for WBTW email alerts to have breaking news sent to your inbox.
💻 Find today’s top stories on for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.