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Man pulled from well by first responders

By Michael Butler

A couple of local fire departments turned a dire situation into a heroic rescue. It happened on Saturday afternoon on Jordan Avenue in Tallassee.

First responders were dispatched to a vacant lot at 2:06 on Jan. 6 after a man had fallen into a well. The subject was about 35 feet down in the confined space.

"Engine 1004 arrive on the scene and made contact via verbal communication to a male subject," the Tallassee Fire Department posted on its Facebook page. "Command advised Tallassee to dispatch mutual aid from Friendship Fire Department for an all hands rescue. Ladder 1031 was used for a high point, and crews built a twin-tension haul system to get the patient and rescuer out of the confined space. The patient suffered severe injuries, and was transported to Birmingham via Haynes Lifeflight."

The post went on to note that the rescue effort took less than an hour.

"That's with units being dispatched, sizing the incident up and deploying technical rescue equipment. This incident is another example of the hard work, training, and dedication to the job by our members. Thank you to Friendship Fire Department for the assistance."




On Saturday, January 6th at 1406 hours TFD was dispatched to Jordan Avenue for report of a subject in a well.