Man rescued from well

by Wes Mayer

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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.”



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