THE WORLDPOST
11/17/2010 06:20 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Vanessa, Argentine Girl, Rescued From 69-Foot-Deep Well After Six Hours

Thanks to local firefighters, an Argentine toddler emerged virtually unscathed after being trapped in a 69-foot-deep well for six hours.

According to reports, three-year-old Vanessa fell into an abandoned irrigation well in the province of Florencio Varela, located just outside of Buenos Aires. A passerby contacted authorities after hearing the child yelling from the well. Firefighters instructed her in Spanish to put herself into a harness in order to retrieve her.

Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli was reportedly on hand to welcome Vanessa as she emerged.

Watch video of the dramatic Argentine rescue here: