Sunday, December 6, 2015

Children drive for help after parents fall in well

A 12 and 13-year-old have driven 35 kilometres in a desperate bid to save the life of their parents who were trapped down a well on their remote northern NSW property.
Police say their brave journey failed to save their father who died after apparently becoming overwhelmed by fumes in the well. The 29-year-old had been installing a water pump at the bottom of the well near Weilmoringle yesterday.
His 28-year-old partner had tried to rescue him but fell onto a ledge in the well when a rope ladder broke.
It was then their two children took charge, driving off the property to raise the alarm.
Their mother is in a serious condition at Orange Base Hospital suffering from shock and possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

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