Rescuers Pull Girl, 3, From 69-Foot Well

Vanesa Mamani is doing fine
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2010 12:27 PM CST
Vanessa Mamani is shown with one of her rescuers.   (Telegraph (UK) via AOL News)

(Newser) – A 3-year-old girl was rescued after falling down a 69-foot well in Argentina, and amazingly suffered only minor scrapes. After being trapped for six hours, Vanesa Mamani spent a day in the hospital to recover, but is in good health, the Buenos Aires Herald reports. Rescuers pulled her from the well using a harness, which she had to put on herself because the well was too narrow to allow an adult down, AFP adds. Click here for more on the dramatic rescue, including a video.

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