Cherokee Co. Man Rescued After Falling Into Well - WSPA.com

Cherokee Co. Man Rescued After Falling Into Well

Posted: Updated:
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.

Related:

 
  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • In Fight Against Unemployment Fraud, S.C. Releases App

    In Fight Against Unemployment Fraud, S.C. Releases App

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:52:28 GMT
    The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce on Tuesday unveiled a new smart phone app designed to combat widespread fraud in the state's unemployment benefits system. The free app, called iClaim, allows users to file the required weekly unemployment reports, but it also allows the state to track fraud.
    The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce on Tuesday unveiled a new smart phone app designed to combat widespread fraud in the state's unemployment benefits system. The free app, called iClaim, allows users to file the required weekly unemployment reports, but it also allows the state to track fraud.
  • Swinney Responds To Group Over Faith

    Swinney Responds To Group Over Faith

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:06:58 GMT
    "I have recruited and coached players of many different faiths," wrote Swinney. "Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program.""I have recruited and coached players of many different faiths," wrote Swinney. "Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program."
    Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says players "of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program." Swinney issued a written response after a group recently accused his program of violating players' constitutional rights by promoting Christianity.
    Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says players "of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program." Swinney issued a written response after a group recently accused his program of violating players' constitutional rights by promoting Christianity.
  • No Suspension For Simpsonville Mayor Eichor Until May

    No Suspension For Simpsonville Mayor Eichor Until May

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:50:52 GMT
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor won't be suspended from office by Governor Haley until at least next month. The governor indicated she would suspend Eichor once she got indictments against him.
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor won't be suspended from office by Governor Haley until at least next month. The governor indicated she would suspend Eichor once she got indictments against him.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.