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Fire Department Releases Info, Images About Well Rescue

Just before 4:00 p.m. on January 27, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department began receiving 911 calls reported a child had fallen down a well in the 800 block of 207th Street in the Pasadena area of the county.  A Technical Rescue assignment was dispatched, including the Confined Space Rescue Team from the Jones Station.  Initial arriving units confirmed as reported that a 10-year-old female had fallen approximately 30 feet down a well that was 3 feet in diameter.  The patient was conscious and alert, and communicated with rescuers throughout the incident.

Upon arrival of the Confined Space Team, specialized equipment was quickly set up and a firefighter was lowered in to the well to secure the patient in a harness so that she could be lifted out of the space.  In all, 20 personnel operated on the scene, and the victim was removed from the well in 30 minutes.  The patient was examined by fire department paramedics on scene, and transported via Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Emergency Room in Baltimore, Maryland for further evaluation and treatment.

Source: AACoFD
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