4-year-old boy, his dog rescued from well in Mississippi

This image taken from WJTV video shows the moment a boy is pulled up by rescuers using a rope from a well, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) south of Jackson in Lincoln County, MS., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Clifford Galey, civil defense director for Lincoln County, told The Daily Leader newspaper that the 4-year-old boy and his dog had been trapped in a well nearly 25 feet (7.6 meters) deep. They were rescued a few hours later to the cheers of emergency workers. The hole was only about a foot and a half wide. (WJTV via AP) JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — After spending hours in a well, a 4-year-old boy and his dog were rescued in southern Mississippi as emergency workers cheered.

Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency Director Clifford Galey tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1i9L0NH) Gabe Allbritton was in the yard with his grandmother when he went missing Monday afternoon.

Galey said the boy had been trapped in a well nearly 25 feet deep. The hole was only about a foot and a half wide.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing told the newspaper rescuers had tried to hoist the boy up with a rope, but the youngster didn’t know how to attach it. However, he was rescued a few hours later.

The well was about 70 miles south of Jackson. Galey says crews sent water down the well to hydrate the boy.

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