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

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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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