4-year-old boy, his dog rescued from well

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — After spending three hours in an old water well, a 4-year-old boy was rescued along with his dog in southern Mississippi as emergency workers cheered.

Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency Director Clifford Galey says Gabe Allbritton was in the yard with his grandmother when he disappeared Monday afternoon.

Galey said rescuers tried several times of hoist the boy up with a rope. He said they finally made a seat with the rope, the youngster climbed in and was pulled to safety.

Galey said the dog was pulled up next when it stepped into a loop that was tightened quickly.

He said the dog had been missing for about a week and the boy must have heard him bark.

He said the youngster took several steps and fell into the hole which was overgrown with weeds.