Man Drowns in Well
Posted April 27, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT
HOLLISTER — A man drowned in his backyard well Saturday as he manipulated its bucket.
Officials said Curtis Richardson, 51, tumbled into the well as he tried to get a drink. Witnesses said he went in head first.
It took rescuers an hour to get Richardson's body freed.
Officials said he had been drinking before he fell in the well.