GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Goochland Fire rescue crews helped get a person out of a well Sunday.
The fire crew posted on Facebook that they were dispatched at around 3 p.m. after a male was trapped in a well in Company 6’s district. Goochland Fire’s Deputy Chief Mike Watkins told 8News the male had been working on the well as a result of a water issue at the residence.
While working on the well, he lost his footing on the ladder and fell down. He attempted to climb back using the water pump piping but fell once again, about 35-40 feet, down the well.
Henrico’s technical rescue team came to help out by lowering a rescue ring down to the man to help him float and stay above the water level. Eventually, a rope line was lowered with a harness to help pull the person out of the well.
The man was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
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