A closer look at how first responders rescued 4-year-old boy trapped in water well

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, December 09 2020 Dec 9, 2020 December 09, 2020 8:06 PM December 09, 2020 in News - Local

First responders worked for over six hours to rescue a 4-year-old boy who fell down a water well in Starr County on Tuesday. 

After the boy was rescued, Tuesday evening, he was transported to a local hospital. As of Wednesday morning the boy is in stable condition.

Officials said the boy fell about nine feet down into a hole and the only way to get him out was to dig a hole adjacent to the original one with shovels and air operated hammers. 

"The soil got to the point where it turned like a shell rock, so shovels weren't being effective anymore," Mission Assistant Fire Chief Robert Alvarez said. "We had to turn to the pneumatic tools."

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