Girl falls 30 feet, trapped in well in Pasadena

PASADENA, Md - Anne Arundel County police  rescued a 10-year-old girl who fell 30 feet down a well, officials confirmed.

The child was trapped in the well shortly after 4 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of 207th Street in Pasadena, Chief Keith Swindle said.

A technical crew pulled the child out of the well shortly after 4:30 p.m. They used a tripod, winch and harness to lower a member of the Confined Space Rescue Team down into the well.

The girl, they say, helped with the rescue.

"It sounds like she was able to maintain a pretty level head and communicate back and forth with our crews and relay some very important information as we're trying to set up and plan the rescue operation, said Anne Arundel fire captain Michael Pfaltzgraff."

Chief Swindle said a medical helicopter was requested at the scene, though she seemed to be in good enough condition to walk over to the stretcher after being rescued.

She was taken by helicopter to Johns Hopkins with non-life threatening, hypothermia related injuries, Swindle said communicating via Twitter. He said the child was conscious during transport. 

"You couldn't tell if she broke anything, but I mean she looked alright though," said neighbor Joanna Hood.

* ABC2's Christian Schaffer and Nick DiMarco contributed to this report.

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