Ga. man rescued after falling in well

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:12 AM
Last updated 9:34 PM
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NEWNAN, Ga. — Authorities say a man was being treated at an Atlanta hospital after firefighters rescued him from a well in Coweta County.

The Newnan Times-Herald reports that the man fell into the well late Tuesday morning, while working on his home on Doc Perry Road. He managed to catch himself part-way down, but still fell about 20 feet.

Firefighters used an anchoring system to lower a rescuer into the well and lift the man to safety. They also set up an exhaust fan and hose to blow air into the well.

The man, who wasn’t identified, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. His condition wasn’t immediately available.

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