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Woman Rescued After Falling Into Old Well

SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a woman was rescued after she fell through the wooden top of an old well northeast of Salem.

The Silverton Fire District says personnel responded Thursday to a property outside of Scotts Mills and found a woman conscious, injured and hypothermic some 60 feet down into the stone-lined well.

Fire officials say she was lying on an outcropping partially submerged in water.

Firefighters say a neighbor used a rope and pulley to enter the well and ensure the woman didn’t become submerged.

A Salem Fire Department rope rescue team lowered a rescuer down, stabilized the women and hoisted her back up.

She was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

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