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Child rescued after falling down 150-foot well at SC home

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The vacant house where the incident happened. (WSPA photo) The vacant house where the incident happened. (WSPA photo)
GREER, SC -

A child was rescued Tuesday evening after falling down a 150-foot well at a home on Highway 101 in Greer, according to authorities.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened around 5:30 pm Tuesday at an abandoned home at 4001 N. Highway 101 at the intersection of Fews Chapel Road.

Lt. Tim Ridgeway of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said rescue crews managed to talk with the 11-year-old boy who they believe has a fractured arm.  

At 6:30 pm, a rescuer was in the well with the boy -- and was planning  to use a harness to soon pull him out.

Just after 7 pm, crews managed to pull him from the well and  the boy was taken to the hospital with a fractured arm and hypothermia.

12-year-old Larry Lindsey says he and his friend Emery Howard were just playing on the back porch of the home when the floor collapsed beneath them.

The 11-year-old Howard fell through the porch and into the well.

"He jumped on the board and he crashed all the way through to the water," Larry said.

WSPA reported that the well is located under the back porch of a vacant house and that it was at least 150 feet deep.

Earlier reports put the depth of the well at 75 feet.

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