A puppy named Zella is sixteen weeks old and like any other dog her age, she is very playful and adventurous. One day recently little Zella was doing just that: running around the wooded area in the backyard of her home. Her family was not far behind her, but suddenly she fell into an old well that had dried up. The well was unfortunately not covered so little Zella fell 8 feet down to the bottom. The well was too deep and too narrow for Zella to climb out on her own and her family could not get down to rescue her either. So, the family called 911 so they could get her out of the well as quickly as possible. The South Killingly Fire Department responded to the scene in Danielson, Connecticut. Luckily for Zella and her family, they have vast experience in this type of rescue.
Joseph Lee, captain of the South Killingly Fire Department, said the department runs at joint technical rescue team of firefighters. The group has specialized training in rope rescue and confined space emergencies—making them perfectly equipped to help little Zella. The team arrived to the scene ready with their equipment and assessed the situation. They used all of their equipment to lower one of the firefighters down into the well toward Zella. The firefighter was able to get down to where Zella was and then carefully grab her and raise them both back up to safety.
Thankfully for everyone involved: little Zella, her worried family, and the South Killingly Fire Department the entire rescue was quick and only took a little under thirty minutes in total. Everyone was happy that Zella was safe and back where she belonged, particularly her very worried family. Everyone was safe and sound and best of all little Zella was not injured and is now back to what she loves: running around and exploring the woods.