Mississippi Boy And Dog Rescued After Falling Into Well

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 7:10 am
By: News On 6

A four-year-old boy was rescued after being stuck in a well for several hours with his dog, CBS News affiliate WJTV reported.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the unidentified boy remained alert and spoke to emergency workers as rescuers hoisted the boy up with a rope.

Clifford Galey, civil defense director for Lincoln County, tells The Daily Leader newspaper that the boy had been trapped in a well nearly 25 feet deep. The hole, about 70 miles south of Jackson,was only about a foot and a half wide.

The Clarion-Ledger reported Monday night that more rescuers came in from Hattiesburg with additional equipment. Crews sent water down the roughly 25-foot-deep well to hydrate the boy.

Galey says officials believe the little boy's dog fell down the well first. It was down there for about a week.

Officials believe the little boy heard the dog, went toward the noise, and "disappeared" by the hole.
Reportedly, the dog has also been rescued.

The boy has been taken to the hospital as a precaution. His family went with him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.