Chinese man's big belly saves him from falling down well

Rescuers in Henan Province credited his weight with helping to save him

Luckily, he’s got guts!

An overweight Chinese man found his big belly to be a lifesaver — after it got wedged in a well and stopped him falling down, according to officials.

The 28-year-old only identified as Liu got trapped in his family’s well after breaking through wood that had been used to cover it in his hometown of Fuliudian Village in Henan Province, the Luoyang fire service reported.

The rescue unfolded in China's Henan province.

The rescue unfolded in China's Henan province.

An official fire service video clip shared on social media showed rescuers arriving last Friday as the shirtless man patiently waited with his arms crossed.

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He remained that way as gobsmacked locals watched a team of at least five firefighters tie a strong rope around his waist to finally heave him out to safety — totally unharmed, they said.

The man seemed to wait patiently for rescuers to arrive.

The man seemed to wait patiently for rescuers to arrive.

The fire service had estimated his weight at 500 pounds, although The Sun cited other reports that he was closer to 300 pounds.

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Either way, the force said he was only survived because he was “too fat” to fall down as he seemingly jumped on the wood covering the well.

Liu — who is said to suffer from a mental illness — appears to have fallen after jumping on the wood which was left over the well as his parents prepared to have it filled.

This story first appeared in the New York Post.