Boy in a well - level 3

Boy in a well - level 3

10-12-2013 06:00

Getting stuck, it seems, is serious business in China, and often takes more than a bit of washing up liquid to wiggle your way out of.

Take this two year old boy in the country’s Henan province, for instance. He accidentally fell into a deserted well and found himself stuck ten meters below the ground.

And it took the local fire crew to get him out. Luckily, they were alerted immediately, possibly by Lassie--probably not though--and arrived on the scene within half an hour. They first supplied the boy with oxygen through a tube to prevent asphyxia and then one of the firefighters managed to squeeze himself into the well, which was reported to have a diameter of just 50 centimeters.

The firefighter along with the boy were then hoisted to safety by a rope attached to his waist.

Medical workers at the site said that the boy had suffered some scratches, but was otherwise okay, and was later sent to hospital for further examination.

Difficult words: wiggle (to move with small movements from side to side), instance (example), deserted (not used anymore), alert (warn), asphyxia (death caused by not being able to breathe), diameter (line from one side of a circle to the other side), hoist (to lift something).

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