facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

6-year-old boy rescued from well in India

July 23, 2006 at 1:10 PM   |   Comments

HALDHERI, India, July 23 (UPI) -- Rescue workers in Haldheri, India Sunday freed a boy who turned 6-years-old while trapped in a 60-foot-deep for nearly 50 hours.

Cheers broke out as rescue workers emerged from the well with the stunned boy, named Prince, wrapped in a white sheet, the Press Trust of India reported.

The boy, whose birthday was Saturday, fell while playing with friends Friday evening, PTI said.

Army personnel and nearly two dozen villagers dug a parallel tunnel to reach him.

Rescuers lowered food and water to Prince and supplied him with oxygen. They monitored his condition using a closed-circuit TV system that also let the boy talk to people on the surface.

Local residents and people from across India joined Prince's parents in a round-the-clock prayer vigil for his safe rescue. Even Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed hope he would be rescued safely.

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Lockheed Martin, Roketsan collaborate on F-35 cruise missile Lockheed Martin, Roketsan collaborate on F-35 cruise missile
2
GenDyn UK picks Lockheed Martin for vehicle turrets GenDyn UK picks Lockheed Martin for vehicle turrets
3
Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country
4
China overhauls legal system, at least on paper China overhauls legal system, at least on paper
5
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback