Hero boy, 14, rescues girl, 3, who fell well in China 100ft after he was lowered head-first
Hero boy, 14, rescues a three-year-old girl who fell into a close 100ft pit in China after being lowered six times with her head in the shaft to grab her
- Wang Minran, 14, was sent headfirst by a well to rescue a toddler in Xun County
- The three-year-old fell into the concrete borehole while walking with her father
- Teen was lowered into the narrow opening six times in an attempt to attach a harness
- Toddler began to choke due to lack of oxygen when she was finally saved
A 14-year-old hero volunteered to be sent headfirst six times through a narrow 100ft pit to save a young girl who was underground and died from a lack of oxygen.
The three-year-old accidentally fell into the concrete borehole in Xun County while walking with her father, Mr. Zhao, on November 30.
She got stuck about halfway, one hand above her and the other below her, according to rescuers who lowered an oxygen hose into the well to prevent her from choking.
Images of the rescue bid in Hebi in Henan Province in Central China showed that her desperate father knelt over the well and begged to be sent down because rescuers told him they could not reach his daughter because of the narrow opening of only eight centimeters in diameter.
The heroic 14-year-old Wang Minran is seen (above) preparing to be sent by the source in Xun County, China, to save a three-year-old girl
Mr. Zhao, the girl's father, next to the well in which his three-year-old daughter is trapped while rescuers are trying to figure out how to get her out
The three-year-old girl can be seen (upstairs) trapped in the well before Wang Minran was lowered to save her
Wang Qingjun, a local volunteer sent to help the rescue operation, suggested that his own 14-year-old son, Wang Minran, be small but strong enough to perform the emergency rescue.
According to the fire brigade, Minran and his parents all agreed to let the schoolboy take the risk, but the authorities refused that he was still a minor.
But as the minutes fell and Mr. Zhao's cries grew weaker, the rescuers agreed to give Minran basic training before they had to face him.
The authorities said it took six attempts and repeated work to dig up the concrete and earth around the well before Minran was finally able to reach the young person and get a rescue armor under her arms.
The toddler was taken to the hospital by care workers (above) after she had been pulled out of the narrow concrete borehole
Wang Minran's father, an on-site savior, suggested that his own son (pictured as preparing to go down) could fit the narrow entrance to the well to save the young child before she ran out of oxygen
Minran said: & # 39; The fourth time I went through the well, I was right next to the girl, but I had to go back upstairs to adjust my oxygen supply.
& # 39; The girl said: & # 39; & # 39; Big brother, don't leave me & # 39; & # 39 ;. I told her to be brave and that I would be back for her. & # 39;
The teenager was pulled to the surface and the girl followed shortly afterwards when she was attached to a harness.
She was taken to the hospital and was not in a life-threatening condition due to the teenager's heroism.
Minran's mother said: & We were home when (my husband) called that there was a girl halfway down a well.
& # 39; The rescuers could not reach her, but he thought our son might be able to. & # 39;
Rescuers dug the ground around the narrow hole to reach the trapped girl
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