Construction worker falls 45 feet down well

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Associated Press

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 5:03 AM

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — A 33-year-old construction worker in Shelton, Wash., says he was walking around a property searching for a wellhead when he found it — falling through rotten boards and 45 feet down a hole.

KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/WlxIgM ) that Clinton Heinis landed Tuesday in about 7 feet of water.

Rescue crews arrived quickly, giving the man a helmet and life jacket while they worked to lift him out.

Rescued after a little more than an hour, he was taken to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia. He's expected to be OK.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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