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Cherokee Co. Man Rescued After Falling Into Well

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According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street. According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street.
According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street. According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street.
According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street. According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street.
According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street. According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street.
Cherokee County, S.C. - A Cherokee County man is recovering in an area hospital, after he fell into a 40-foot well while trying to save his cat.

According to Gaffney Fire Captain Brown, Gaffney's technical rescue as well as all three fire departments responded to an emergency call along the 600 block of 10th Street around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Officials say the unidentified man went under the house to find the cat, which had fallen down a dry well. In an attempt to rescue the animal, the man used cable and ropes to try to climb down himself and retrieve the cat.

Instead, he fell and had to be rescued by firefighters. Although the well was only about five feet in diameter, two firemen were able to rescue the man after cutting a hole into the bathroom floor and being lowered by harnesses. The entire rescue took about 90 minutes.

The 43-year-old homeowner was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional where he is expected to recover. There is no word on the extent of the rescued man's injuries at this time. The man's cat is also expected to be ok.

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