SC boy, 11, survives fall into well

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 9:13 AM
Last updated 6:49 PM
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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- An 11-year-old boy has survived a fall into a well in Greenville County.

Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Ridgeway says the boy was in the well for more than an hour before he was pulled out at around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ridgeway says the well is at least 150-feet deep and is under a porch behind a vacant house.

Ridgeway says the boy was in water up to his shoulders and may have a broken arm. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for hypothermia.

Authorities say they do not plan to file any charges against the boy and another child who had been playing with him.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/22/14 - 10:18 am
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Charges

Why don't they file charges against the property owner unless he fills in the well?

curly123053
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curly123053 01/22/14 - 10:25 am
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Accident

The well was covered with wooden planks, but the wood broke as the boys were playing and running across the wood. I read this off an Upstate news source. One of the two boys fell in and the other went to get help.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/22/14 - 05:01 pm
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The buddy system

worked 100% in this case. Picture the boy being by himself - unthinkable.
Hope that he is not in too bad a condition and will be able to go home soon.
Rotten wood over a well is no excuse for a "cover".

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