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Firefighters rescue a man who fell nearly 30 feet into a well from inside a home

June 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Firefighters in Connecticut rescued a man that fell nearly 30 feet down into a well when the flooring of a home gave way from underneath him.

(CNN)Firefighters in Connecticut rescued a man that fell nearly 30 feet down into a well when the flooring of a home gave way from underneath him.

Christopher Town was helping move furniture into a friend's home in Guilford on Sunday when he fell into the well splashing into the cold water below, according to Guilford Police Department.

"So,I hear a crack and I looked down and the floor is giving way underneath me and then I'm falling, and I'm falling," Town told CNN affiliate WTIC.

The home Town's friend was moving into was built in 1843, and the well was likely located outside the home at the time, according to police.

In 1981, an addition and some renovations were done to the home, the police said.

"At some point this well was covered with simple wood flooring and no subfloor or well cap," police posted on Facebook along with images of the rescue.

Town was unable to touch the bottom of the well and was holding on to the stone wall to keep above the water as firefighters arrived onto the scene, officials said.

"The fire department was incredibly professional," Town told WTIC.

Police shared images on Facebook saying this was an unbelievable rescue and could have been fatal event.

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