Hero Firemen Lift Crying 2yo Tot Out Of Narrow 15ft Well

Story By: John FengSub-EditorAlex Cope, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This footage shows a distressed mother and firefighters huddled over a narrow well opening after a toddler accidentally fell in and found himself 15 feet underground.

The two-year-old boy, whose name has not been reported, can be heard crying loudly inside the dark and damp borehole, which fortunately had no water in it.

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According to reports, the mum and her son were out walking at night when the boy “suddenly disappeared” in Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province in East China, around 9pm local time on 20th August.

The mother next heard loud crying coming from the bottom of the well, which had an opening just 40 centimetres (15 inches) wide, and which measured 15 feet deep.

Rescue footage shows members of the fire service gathered around the dark borehole, into which they are pointing torches in order to see the boy.

The authorities said firefighter Yang Hongbin, who is the skinniest of all his colleagues, volunteered to be lowered into the well in order to save the child.

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He managed to squeeze into the borehole and secured a harness and helmet to the boy before lifting him up from the bottom.

The footage shows other firemen grabbing him as he re-emerges above ground.

The adorable boy stops crying as he is put back down on the floor and reunited with his mum.

The fire service did not reveal whether they were still investigating the cause of the accident.

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