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Firefighters rescue Bartlesville boy, mom from 30-foot well

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: March 1, 2011 at 11:51 am •  Published: March 1, 2011

The water was deep enough that it would have been over the heads of both boy and mother if they had become submerged, the fire chief said.

The wrecker truck — which just happened to be in the area when the rescue call went out — then came into play. Fire Capt. Robert Luton went down into the well and brought the boy up, using a cable suspended from the wrecker truck's boom.

"(Jonathan) had a pretty good gash on his head, but he was alert and talking," Hasbrook said.

Prentice and Butterfield were then brought up.

"They were both wet and cold, but other than the boy's head wound, they were uninjured," Hasbrook said.

The youngster was taken to a hospital for treatment of the gash in his head.

"The boy was real fortunate that he hit water," Fire Department Battalion Chief John Banks said. "If he had hit rock, it would have been much worse."


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