Mother and Son Saved From Well Near Irving
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:28:17 CDT
A three-year-old boy and his mother were both rescued from a water well Tuesday afternoon northwest of Irving.
According to Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins, Tiffany Crowder jumped into the well on Meisenheimer Ave. after witnessing her son fall in. Robbins said the depth of the water level was approximately 15 feet from ground level. Crowder, 24, was unable to touch the bottom of the well and she was found clinging to an old water pipe.
Before equipment from the Witt and Hillsboro Fire Departments had arrived, first responders who were already on scene found a ladder and lowered it with an attached rope into the well. Crowder put her son on the ladder and first responders were able to pull the child up and out into safety. He received immediate medical attention.
As soon as the rescue equipment arrived, a fireman was lowered into the well to assist Crowder. She and the fireman were both lifted out, and she received immediate medical attention.
Crowder's son was taken from the scene via ARCH Air Medical Services for additional medical treatment. Sheriff Robbins said he believes Crowder's actions saved her son's life.
"I commend her for her actions while disregarding her own safety," Robbins said. "Ms. Crowder stated that 'she had to' and that 'any mother would do it.'"
Responding to the scene were the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Witt Fire Department, Hillsboro Area Ambulance Service, Hillsboro Fire and Rescue Department and Arch Air medical services.
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