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4-year-old boy, his dog rescued after falling into well in Mississippi

Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 10:49:43-04

LINCOLN COUNTY, Miss. — A 4-year-old Mississippi boy and his dog were rescued Sunday after falling into a well, authorities said. The two spent about three hours 25 feet down in the well, Clifford Galey, civil defense director for Lincoln County, Mississippi, told CNN.

The child fell about 5 p.m. local time, he said, adding that “several rescue teams” were involved in the rescue. Neither the boy nor the dog appeared to have serious injuries from the ordeal.

The Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported the two were lifted with a pulley system. Lincoln County is in southwest Mississippi.