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4-year-old boy, his dog rescued from well in Mississippi after being trapped several hours

  • 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

    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  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from WJTV video, rescuers using a rope try to rescue a boy and his dog trapped in 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

    In this image taken from WJTV video, rescuers using a rope try to rescue a boy and his dog trapped in 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  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from WLBT video, a dog is lifted shortly after being pulled up along with a boy by emergency workers from a well they were trapped, 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 a 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. (WLVT via AP) JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image taken from WLBT video, a dog is lifted shortly after being pulled up along with a boy by emergency workers from a well they were trapped, 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 a 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. (WLVT via AP) JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

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

Clifford Galey, civil defense director for Lincoln County, tells The Daily Leader (http://bit.ly/1O9gkYW) that 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 Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1O9gaAE) on Monday night that 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 to the cheers of emergency workers.

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