Man dead after falling down well in Ware Shoals

Crews at the scene (From: Index-Journal)

WARE SHOALS, SC (WSPA) – A man has died after falling down a well on Smith Street Extension in Ware Shoals.

According to the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office, Haskell Henderson, 87, was pulled from the well at 11:55 p.m. Monday.

The coroner says the cause of death was drowning and it was an accident.

Henderson was reported missing from his home earlier in the day.  The coroner’s office says he was retrieving something from the well and never returned.

Crews from Ware Shoals Fire Department, Ware Shoals Police Department, Greenwood County EMS, and Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with Greenwood City’s Confined Space Rescue Team.

An autopsy is pending.

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