Dramatic footage shows firefighters rescuing woman from a 50-ft deep well in Kerala
Fire department officials in Kerala's Wayanad district on Tuesday carried out a dramatic rescue operation with the help of some locals. The team used ropes and other tools to rescue a woman who had fallen into a 50-feet-deep well.
A short video of the rescue showing the fire officials pulling a large net with the woman inside it has now gone viral on social media. The footage was shared on Twitter by news agency ANI.
The clip opens with the fire department pulling a rope that is attached to the net carrying the woman. The woman holds onto the net she's setting in firmly as she reaches the opening of the well.
At that point, locals and fire officials around the well pull the net and ask the woman to let go.
After completely bringing the net out of the well, the fire officials help the woman to stand on the ground. She is seen falling back after stepping out of the net but is quickly assisted by the people around her.
The clip has now garnered over 8,000, views on Twitter, with users praising the fire department for their rescue work.
While this rescue needed a net and basic equipment, one involving an animal stuck in a well in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district last year needed sturdier tools.
Forest officials toiled hard for over 12-hours to rescue an elephant that was trapped in a 50-foot deep well.
The elephant fell 50 feet after it was chased by a dog in the village of Pancapali after having strayed into the area on November 19, according to a Reuters report.
The well was covered with bushes and did not have a fence or wall around it, Rajkumar, a district forest officer, told the news agency.