4-year-old boy and his dog rescued from well in Mississippi

AP News
Posted: Sep 07, 2015 9:21 PM

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy and his dog have been rescued from a well in Mississippi.

Clifford Galey, civil defense director for Lincoln County, tells The Daily Leader newspaper (http://bit.ly/1O9gkYW) that the boy had been trapped in a well nearly 25 feet deep. The hole was only about a foot and a half wide.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1O9gaAE ) on Monday night that rescuers had tried to hoist the boy up with a rope, but the youngster didn't 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. Galey says crews sent water down the well to hydrate the boy5.