Man falls into 20-foot well hidden under floor boards
A 20-foot-deep well was hidden under the floor boards of a Connecticut home.
yesterday was Movin Day for a new tenant of this Guilford home built in the 18 forties. Chris and his lovely wife, Angie, were bringing over some furniture and was pretty much done with everything. Well, maybe not. A friend was tasked with setting up the bed in a room in this part of the house, which had been added roughly 40 years ago. So I hear a crack and I looked down on. The floor is giving way, and then I'm falling and I'm phone. He fell 20 to 25 feet into a well that was uncap and covered by hardwood flooring but no sub floor on. I'm thinking I'm not going to get out of here. Fortunately, his wife saw him disappear and she said, Are you okay? And I said, Yeah, she said, I think I'll call 911 I said that's a good idea, his wife told 911 Dispatch. She thought he fell into a basement. How deep is the water? It's over his head. He's trying to stay. He had a float, the water roughly seven feet deep. They quickly lowered a life jacket, a life safety rope. So the gentleman could stay secured and not go under. He had any medically going wrong. The Fire department were incredibly professional. They did a wonderful job. I'm saved my life basically a certainty that I would have died down there. But I was getting more and more high performing an amazingly doctor town suffered only very minor injuries. But Fire Department temporarily made safe the well in the sister and area to make sure that nobody falls in again. The property owner has contract did with the company to permanently secure this well, which is the water supply for the home.