4-year-old rescued after being trapped in well in Mississippi

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A 4-year-old boy and his dog have been rescued from a well in Mississippi.

Clifford Galey, civil defense director for Lincoln County, tells The Daily Leader newspaper that the boy had been trapped in a well nearly 25 feet deep. The hole was only about a foot and a half wide.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing told The Clarion-Ledger on Monday night that rescuers had tried to hoist the boy up with a rope, but the youngster didn’t know how to attach it. However, he was rescued a few hours later to the cheers of emergency workers.

The well was about 70 miles south of Jackson. Galey says crews sent water down the well to hydrate the boy.