Firefighters rescue 12-year-old boy who fell down a well during recess in Washington

A 12-year-old boy was rescued by emergency responders after accidentally falling into a well in Washington during school recess.

According to a Marysville Fire District release, the boy stood on the manhole cover when a portion of the concrete collapsed and caused the youngster to fall.

The well is located in a pump house behind St. Mary’s Catholic Church, according to CBS News.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene at around 12:30 and found the boy partially submerged in water and clinging to a plastic tube 20 feet underground.

The child was unable to touch the bottom and suffered several head injuries from a fall.

Authorities reported that the boy followed firefighters’ orders and donned a harness and helmet that firefighters had lowered to him.

The rescuers removed the remains of the concrete cap and lowered the ladder so that the boy could climb out on his own.

The young boy was later taken to the Providence Hospital and reported to be in a stable condition.

“We are grateful to share that a 12-year-old boy is expected to be okay,” the fire district said in the news release.

Firefighters also thanked other agencies on the scene, such as the local Marysville Police, Everett Fire Department, and the Snohomish Regional Rescue Department.

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