Firefighting, Technical Rescue

Georgia Firefighters Rescue Child Trapped in Well

Firefighters rescued a seven-year-old child who suffered serious injuries after falling down a well in Carroll County, Georgia.

The victim fell headfirst down a well that firefighters say is around 40-50 feet deep, according to a WSB-TV report ( She broke several bones in her face and her hip, and reportedly had bleeding on her brain.

Carroll County Lieutenant Clay Kierbow, the smallest firefighter to respond to the scene, was lowered down the well to rescue the child. An hour and 10 minutes after rigging a pulley system, firefighters were able to pull the victim to the surface.

The victim is recovering at an area hosptial.

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