Incredible well rescues
A toddler in China falls into a 40-foot well.
April 2nd, 2012
11:54 AM ET

Incredible well rescues

We received harrowing video of a toddler in China who fell nearly 40 feet into an abandoned dry well. The 2-year-old was rescued by firefighters who had to pump oxygen into the well because the air was so thin at the depth the child was located. The dramatic episode brought back memories of the incredible rescue of Baby Jessica here in the U.S.

Toddler falls into 40-foot well

With the well being only about 18 inches wide, see how the rescuers were able to save this toddler's life.

1987: 'Baby Jessica' rescued from well

In 1987, Jessica McClure was rescued after spending nearly 58 hours in a well. Watch the final moments as rescuers bring Jessica to the surface.

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  1. Fiona

    All that effort to save a little BOY, yet five months ago a Chinese GIRL not much older was run over twice, left in the street to bleed out while people walking by (one with a young child) did nothing to help. China is a sick, sick place.

    April 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • obsessmuch

      would it make you feel better about China if they leave the boy there to die? If either way won't change your mind, why would anyone bother with your opinion?

      April 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
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