Girl, 10, pulled from well in Vigo County

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. - Firefighters rescued a 10-year-old girl in Vigo County Saturday who had fallen into a well.

Vigo County officials said the girl was playing in a backyard on Deer Drive when she stepped onto a concrete well cover which suddenly broke in half, dropping her some 15 feet into a well.

Firefighters arrived to find the girl calmly holding on to well piping. They lowered a ladder to the girl, who was able to climb up high enough for her to be pulled out.

Firefighters retrieved the girl from the well within 8 minutes of arriving.

Aside from minor scrapes and bruises, firefighters said the girl suffered no injuries. 

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