Tech rescue team saves dog from 30-foot well

Rescue took less than one hour


The Anderson Independent-Mail

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — A curious cocker spaniel fell 30 feet to the bottom of an Anderson County well Friday night and lived to bark about it.

Reese, a 4-year-old dog from Belton, wanted to see what her family members were doing as they worked to repair a home well on Broadway School Road. The dog decided to jump on top of the well around 6:30 p.m. so she could peer inside the well house.

She does it all the time.

But Friday night, the well cover had been removed so the repairs could be made.

And Reese plunged 30 feet.

She landed in the water and began paddling fiercely to stay afloat.

The dog's owner, Amanda Schronce, called 911.

It took the efforts of some Anderson County deputies, Rock Springs firefighters and the Anderson Technical Rescue team to retrieve the soggy dog.

Reese was reunited with Schronce in less than an hour — soaking wet but otherwise unharmed.

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