4-year-old Texas boy rescued from well hole after six hours

Posted at 8:29 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 21:29:22-05

GARCENO, TX — A 4-year-old Texas boy was rescued from a well hole after a six-hour mission by first responders.

The boy went into the eight to 10 inch-wide hole shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to Assistant Chief Robert Alvarez of the Mission Fire Department. He fell eight to nine feet down before being trapped in the narrowing passage.

In order to get to the boy, first responders dug a hole parallel to the one the boy was trapped in, then broke away the divider in sections. However, the ground was made of shell rock, which made the rescue difficult.

One shovels became ineffective, Asst. Chief Alvarez says air chisels and specialized trench rescue equipment were brought out.

After six long hours, first responders were able to safely pull the boy out from the hole.

The City of Mission says he is doing great now.

The successful mission would not have happened without the help of multiple agencies across two counties.