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Two-Year-Old Rescued From Well With Help Of iPhone Used By Chinese Firefighters (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/ 3/2012 1:33 pm Updated: 04/ 3/2012 1:33 pm

Chinese Firefighters Save Boy
Chinese firefighters use an iPhone to help rescue a trapped toddler in China's Yunnan Province

A two-year-old Chinese boy was saved by firefighters after falling into a 40-foot well in southwestern China Saturday, the Telegraph reports.

As emergency workers struggled to hoist the boy up using an adult-sized harness, they decided to tie a piece of rope around an iPhone, slide it down and film the full position of the boy during the rescue.

Rescuers also used a hose to pump fresh oxygen into the well to keep him from suffocating.

According to the Daily Mail, Chinese state media reported the boy was finally rescued at 10 p.m. local time on Saturday evening.

The child was taken to hospital, but had no major injuries from the fall.

This isn't the first time Chinese emergency workers have gotten creative in a rescue mission. Last year, Chinese firefighters used a mattress to free a 5-year-old boy stuck between two walls.

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