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milkmania
10-15-2005, 11:30 AM
Maine Woman and Her Dog Rescued From Well

By Associated Press

October 14, 2005, 10:35 PM EDT

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine -- A woman who fell 12 feet into a well while trying to rescue her dog was pulled to safety after her disabled husband had to crawl down a road to call for help, officials said.

Michael Longley, 46, discovered his 38-year-old wife, Angela, and their dog in the abandoned well Thursday after he had driven his pickup truck to find them in the woods, Fire Chief Ken Jones said.

But the pickup truck got stuck and Michael Longley, who has cerebral palsy and is recovering from a broken leg, had to crawl back down the hill to their home to dial 911.

Angela Longley, who uses a wheelchair but walked into the woods with crutches, was submerged up to her neck in chilly water for more than an hour, clinging to her dog and a small pipe until firefighters pulled them out, Jones said.

She was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where she treated for hypothermia.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
10-15-2005, 12:49 PM
WOW. :( talk about bad luck, I hope they didnt waste any money on lottery tickets that day :noface:

at least it all ended up with everyone being OK.