Huntsville crews rescue two men trapped in a well

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — Rescue crews race up a mountain in Huntsville, ready to save two people trapped at the bottom of a well. They had to drop more than 100 feet to even reach the men on Thursday. Two people were sport rappelling into a natural well that runs around 225 feet deep.

They were about 125 feet deep when they tried to climb back up, but they overestimated their ability. Thankfully, a third person was with them and didn’t go into the well.

“I think they must have made it all the way to the bottom and were climbing back up and when they got to the ledge it was a good stopping point and they were tired so they stopped, if they hadn’t had somebody on top who knows how long they would have been down there?” -Capt. Steve Britton, Huntsville Fire and Rescue

Search crews made their way down into the well and brought both men back up. No one was injured. After their rescue, the men went back into the woods and resumed their hike.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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