Woman Dies After Falling Into Hidden 48-Foot Well Under House Floor

Posted on AllSides November 28th, 2023
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A woman died Sunday after falling through rotting floorboards into an unknown hidden well shaft in a century-old house in Salem, South Carolina, WSPA reported. The incident occurred as Dorothy Louise Downey, 83, was helping her daughter move and stepped onto a weakened floor structure in the residence, the Oconee County Coroner’s Office told WSPA. The house, which property records show was built in 1920, concealed the 48-foot deep well, unbeknownst to the family. Downey was reportedly walking across the kitchen floor when it collapsed beneath her, the report stated....

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