Woman gouges out own eyes, leaving bystanders stunned and disturbed

Woman gouges out own eyes, leaving bystanders stunned and disturbed

Woman gouges out own eyes, leaving bystanders stunned and disturbed

He said the lady looked youthful, and endeavored to battle any individual who attempted to help her.

'It was over the road, ' she stated, 'And I could see blood, and could hear her shouting, and I understood something wasn't right.

"I immediately called 911 and it nearly felt like the 911 dispatcher didn't even believe me, that's how insane it was", Hiott said.

Ashley Waters, an Anderson County Deputy responded to a young woman with an eye injury, flown to Greenville Hospital after she was found on railroad tracks outside the South Main Mercy Chapel along South Main Street in Anderson on Tuesday.

Hiott said she'd seen the woman in some church services before and at some meals served there, but said the woman didn't regularly come to the church.

Despite a conflicting report from the Associated Press, Lt. Bowland with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed that both eyes were removed, not just one. Even Anderson residents reportedly tried to stop her but failed in their attempts in keeping her from tearing out her eyeball.

Hiott instantly called for surgeons, however when they arrived, the lady had hauled her other eye out. "It took two or three of our guys and two ENTs I believe to kind of subdue her enough for them to start rendering aid".

Medical workers rushed the woman to an area hospital by helicopter.

The sheriff's office told the AP that since no crime was committed, no charges will be filed.

A debriefing was held at the church to help those who witnessed what happened cope with what was seen. Jean Stutler, wife of the South Main Chaplel pastor told Fox Carolina that the incident was traumatic for everyone who witnessed the incident.

"We are a strong community and we will continue to help", Harris said.

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