Man rescued from well

by Wes Mayer

alt

A Coweta man was rescued from a well by personnel with the Coweta County Fire Department after he fell approximately 20 feet. 


A man was rescued from a hand-dug well early Tuesday after he fell in while working on his back porch.

Around 11:30 a.m., crews with the Coweta County Fire Department responded to a home on the 400-block of Doc Perry Road, said Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Denney.

While working on his home, the man fell into the well, which was dug underneath the back porch. The man managed to catch himself halfway down the well, but he still fell approximately 20 feet.

Engines 1 and 2, trucks 1 and 6, cars 3 and 4 and Rescue 1 responded with a total of 12 personnel and deployed a tripod with a 4-to-1 “Haul/Safe” system, Denney said. Fire crews stabilized the tripod with ropes wrapped around the home and used one of the vehicles as an anchor to lower one rescuer into the well. They also set up an exhaust fan and hose to blow air into the well.

Once lowered, the rescuer strapped the man into an immobilization device and crews were able to safely raise him to the surface, Denney said. The man was treated on scene by Coweta County emergency medical personnel and transported to Atlanta Medical Center.

“Over the past few years, we have added a lot of special operations-type equipment, and our firefighters train on a regular basis to handle situations like this,” Denney said. “The guys performed as a team today and were able to extricate the patient and keep everybody safe. I am very proud of our firefighters.”



More Local

Four arrested for using fake $100 bills

Four men are possibly facing federal charges after attempting to use counterfeit $100 bills at The Home Depot on 1100 Bullsboro Drive. Robe ... Read More


Rape trial resumes today

The fate of accused rapist Benjamin Gray will be in the hands of the jury today. Closing arguments in the sleepwalking rape trial are schedu ... Read More


Perdue kicks off last leg of campaign

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue kicked off a jog across the state at Redneck Gourmet in downtown Newnan on Thursday. The campaign is head ... Read More


Perdue: broad energy policy needed

Campaigning in Newnan on Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue said the nation needs a broad energy policy – one that includes ... Read More


Passenger injured in 2-car wreck on Hwy. 29

A Newnan man was seriously injured in a crash Thursday at Hwy. 29 and Weldon Road. James Hand was taken to Atlanta Medical Center by Coweta ... Read More

County delays retirement plan changes

A decision on an amendment to the retirement plan for county employees that would allow employees to participate in both the old pension pla ... Read More