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A 14-year-old in South Carolina was rescued by firefighters after being trapped inside a 40-foot well.
The teen was rescued by firefighters from the Gaffney City Fire Department on May 7 after falling into the well in Gaffney, South Carolina.
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The fire department responded to the incident at 7:57 p.m. and was able to extract the teenager out of the well by 8:24 p.m. when a firefighter was lowered into the well, according to a Facebook post by the fire department.
Before being rescued, firefighters made voice contact with the teenager who was treading water and holding on to pipes in the well.
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The teenager was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
In the Facebook post, the fire department said that these incidents are “not routine.”
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“Our firefighters train often for these scenarios, that are not routine but they do happen. We’re proud of the professionalism showed by our crews,” the fire department wrote.