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Worker with a water treatment and well company, fell 40 feet down a well in Davidsonville, MD

March 29, 2017

Davidsonville , MD

Emergency responders needed an hour to free a 52-year-old man from a well in Davidsonville after he fell about 40 feet, officials said Wednesday.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Russ Davies said firefighters were called to the scene of a worker having fallen down a well on the 2300 block of Rutland Road at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Responders found the man, a worker with a water treatment and well company, had fallen down a well but was able to escape serious injuries by bracing himself against the walls of the well to slow his descent, Davies said.

Davies said the water in the well was up to his waste and it took lowering a firefighter into the well with a harness in order to be able to free the man at 9:57 a.m.

The man did not require any medical treatment as a result of the fall, Davies said.