Woman talked on phone with rescuers after building collapse

Posted at 8:26 PM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 20:28:12-05

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The 22-year-old woman who was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in South Dakota was on the phone with rescuers and her parents for hours as they tried to find her.

The Argus Leaderreports Emily Fodness could reach her phone after the collapse and stayed on the line with her parents.

Officials say the information she gave them was crucial in helping rescuers find her. Fodness was injured, but her family said in a statement that she’s in good condition.

The cause of Friday’s collapse in downtown Sioux Falls is still unknown.

One man died in the collapse. His mother identified him as Ethan McMahon, a construction worker. His body was pulled from the debris after seven hours of searching.