Skip to comments.How Chinese toddler was rescued from a 40ft well with an iPhone (with video link)
Posted on 04/02/2012 7:53:23 PM PDT by rawhide
This incredible footage was recorded as firefighters in China used an iPhone camera to seek out a two-year-old boy who had fallen down a well.
The child plunged into the 40ft shaft while playing with friends outside a small village near Mengzi City, in Yunnan Province.
Villagers raised the alarm after they heard him crying, tossing down a rope to which he clung for about an hour as they waited for the emergency services to arrive.
When the fire service arrived they struggled to pull the trapped toddler out of the narrow hole.
Emergency workers fed in a hose attached to an oxygen canister to keep the boy from suffocating, along with a line to hoist him up.
But as they had only harnesses designed for adults, the terrified child kept slipping from their grip.
Then, in a stroke of genius, the rescue team taped an Apple smartphone to a rope, lowering it into the narrow shaft so its video function could show them how best to loop the straps around the boy.
Link to video of the rescue using the iphone:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124040/Chinese-firefighters-use-iPhone-camera-help-hoist-trapped-toddler-well.html
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I love a happy ending!
there’s an app for that!
For once an iPhone saved a Chinese life. /sarc
Tikki Tikki Tembo is right!
And here I thought after they taped the iphone to the rope, the kid glommed onto it, started playing Angry Birds, and they just pulled him back up.
Puff piece to offset the stories of trapped miners in Red China simply left to die. The toddler was probably working in an iPhone factory.../s
Nice heartwarming story. The iPhone factories need more toddlers in their workforce.