ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – A woman was injured after she fell 40 feet into an empty grain silo in Anderson County, Wednesday afternoon.
The fall happened at a silo along Bethany Church Road near Belton.
Anderson County EMS said the woman was found around two hours after her fall and was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital by helicopter.
Officials said the woman was conscious but had critical injuries.
“I was frantic,” said Janet Barnes, the woman’s mother. “My nerves tore up.”
Her daughter had fallen from the top of this silo on their family property– an estimated 40 foot drop, according to Anderson County EMS director Steve Kelly.
The call came in around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Kelly said she was conscious when she was found.
“I talked to her brother,” said the woman’s cousin Richard Stadler. “He said that she’s going to be okay he thinks.”
Stadler said he also heard she was trying to close the lid at the top of the silo, which hasn’t been used in recent years, according to Barnes.
Stadler said family members go to the property on Bethany Church Road every once in a while to check on it.
“She’s got a lot of friends, you know, and a lot of people who love her and want to see her come home,” Barnes said.