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A young woman was flown to Greenville by medical helicopter after an eye injury outside the South Main Mercy Chapel in Anderson on Tuesday. Church officials said the traumatic event shook up people there and there will be prayer for the young woman.
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Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a church Tuesday morning after receiving a report that a woman was holding her eyeball.

A woman appeared to have intentionally hurt herself on railroad tracks near S. Main Chapel and Mercy Center, said the Rev. Terry Mitchell, a retired minister who helped her. Mitchell said the woman, in her late teens or early 20s, was on her knees and she struggled against people who were trying to help her get treatment.

A medical helicopter transported the woman away from the scene.

Carson said the Sheriff’s Office came to assist emergency medical workers but no crime was committed.

Members of the church were huddled inside and receiving counseling for a tragedy, said Lee Harris, a church member.

“We are certainly traumatized by this tragic event,” she said. “We are a strong community and we will continue to help.”

 

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