Firefighters in Marysville, Washington – in the Seattle metro area – rescued a 12-year-old boy who had fallen into a well during his school’s recess on Tuesday, May 30, the Marysville Fire District said.
Firefighters responded to the 911 call and arrived at the location to find the boy holding on to a pipe “about 20 feet down into the well” and partially submerged in water, they said. He was standing on the well’s concrete lid when it collapsed under his feet, sending him down into the well, the boy told the firefighters.
The firefighters were able to safely remove the boy from the well and took him to a nearby hospital to be evaluated, the fire district said. “He was in stable condition and expected to be OK,” officials said on Facebook.
These images by the Marysville Fire District show the rescue operation. Credit: Marysville Fire District via Storyful