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Ohio man helps rescue son, 3, who fell into well

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Posted: Jul 09, 2011 1:45 PM
Ohio man helps rescue son, 3, who fell into well

Fire officials in northeast Ohio say a man climbed down the stone walls of a 40-foot well to help rescue his 3-year-old son after the boy fell into it.

The Repository in Canton reports the toddler fell through rotted plywood covering the well near his grandfather's home on Friday night. He had been learning to swim and was able to stay afloat in 10 feet of water until his father reached him.

A rescue team rigged ropes to get them out of the well, and a firefighter carried the boy up to safety. The toddler's father climbed out of the well.

The boy was taken to a hospital to be checked for any injuries.

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Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com