Firemen Rescue Woman Who Plunged 30ft Down Village Well

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment firefighters find a woman stuck at the bottom of a well after she accidentally plunged over 30 feet into the water below.

The villager, whose name and age have not been given, is said to have stumbled over the edge and down the well in the town of Dawenkou, in Tai’an City in East China’s Shandong Province, on 25th February.

Her relatives found her alive and still able to stand at the bottom of the well, which measured a reported 10 metres (32 feet) from the opening to the water’s surface.

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Footage released by the fire service shows rescuers arriving and peering down the brick structure with an opening about 6 feet in diameter.

The injured woman is thrown a rope and harness but was too weak to hold on long enough for rescuers to pull her to the surface, reports said.

The team of firemen can be seen placing a ladder over the top of the well to create a pulley rig, which they use to send one rescuer down underground.

The fireman grabbed hold of the villager below as others on the surface pulled them back up to safety, the video shows.

The villager, who suffered no life-threatening injuries, was sent to a local hospital and accompanied by family members, the fire service said.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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