Monday, September 5, 2011

Boy, 3, rescued from 50cm-wide, three-metre well after he fell in while playing - 5th Sept 2011

A three-year-old boy was rescued from a 50cm-wide, three-metre deep well after he had become trapped.

The unnamed youngster had accidentally fallen into the dry well after playing with his mother in a street in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning Province.

Having seen her son slip down the well, the worried parent immediately called emergency services and firefighters rushed to save the boy.

When the fire-fighters arrived they were concerned by how narrow the well was - about 50cm in diameter.

To help the boy, the slimmest fireman was nominated to climb down, with the help the petrified, crying child.

As officer Cui Yan said: 'We selected a slim fireman to go down to lift the boy out.' Read More