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Young boy (4) and dog rescued after fall down 25ft well

Published 08/09/2015 | 07:37

The well was about 70 miles south of Jackson
The well was about 70 miles south of Jackson

A young boy and his dog have been rescued after they fell down a well in Mississippi.

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Clifford Galey, civil defence director for Lincoln County, said the four-year-old boy had been trapped in a well nearly 25ft deep. The hole was only about a foot and a half wide.

Lincoln County sheriff Steve Rushing said rescuers had tried to hoist the boy up with a rope, but the youngster did not know how to attach it. However, he was rescued a few hours later, to the cheers of emergency workers.

The well was about 70 miles south of Jackson.

Mr Galey said crews had sent water down the well to hydrate the boy.

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