The City of Kemp police chief was rescued from an abandoned
water well he fell in by sending a text message.
Kemp Police Chief Jimmy Council was helping Kaufman County
Sheriff's officials respond to a call of livestock loose on FM 2860 on Tuesday
A short time later Council had fallen in and texted
officials at Kemp City Hall to rescue him.
Deputies found Council and used a long dog leash, according
to Kaufman County officials, to reach him until fire personnel arrived on
Council was in the abandoned well for nearly an hour and
fell down nearly 15-20 feet before bracing himself.
Council only has minor injuries from the incident and was
taken to a local hospital after being rescued.
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