UPDATE: Boy rescued six hours after falling down well in Starr County

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A Starr County boy was rescued Tuesday night — six hours after he apparently fell down a well north of Garceño.

The Starr County Sheriff's Office got the call at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The boy apparently fell down a narrow water well north of Garceño.

Deputies were quickly joined by firefighters from across Starr County and Hidalgo County — including the Mission Fire Department, the Roma Fire Department and the La Rosita Fire Department, among others. A helicopter landed nearby, waiting to whisk the boy to the hospital.

The boy was rescued from the well shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday.


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