A teen had to be rescued after falling down a 40-foot well. (Gaffney City Fire Department )GAFFNEY, S.C. - Firefighters in South Carolina said a teenager had to tread water and hold onto pipes to keep himself above water and alive after falling down a 40-foot well.
The fire department in Gaffney said crews were called to Pacolet Highway just before 8 p.m. local time.When crews arrived, firefighters found a 14-year-old boy working to hold himself above water.
They were able to communicate with him to conduct a technical rescue. Authorities said firefighters were lowered into the well and were able to extract the teenager at 8:24 p.m.