Tishomingo woman rescued after falling into well

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- After falling into a well, a Tishomingo woman was in a hole for more than 16 hours until rescue workers found her Saturday afternoon.

They say 73-year-old Dorthy Williams was doing some yard working, clearing some weeds around an old well. While she was working Dorthy took one step back too far and fell into the well. Luckily it wasn’t that deep, but she was unable to pull herself up. A little after 1:00 Saturday afternoon, a mail carrier heard her cry for help and called 911.

Dorthy is doing just fine she was treated for dehydration and released.


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  • by Betty Location: Sherman on Aug 7, 2007 at 07:49 AM
    Thank god the mail lady heard her calling. What a lucky break! Hope thewell lady wasn't injured when she fell.
  • by Ebony Location: Tulsa on Aug 6, 2007 at 03:07 PM
    GOD IS GOOD! Thank you to the mail lady for finding my Granny!! May the Lord heap many blessings upon you!
  • by Evelyn Tunley Location: Tulsa on Aug 6, 2007 at 12:30 PM
    Special thank you to mail lady for her help in the rescue of my friend's mother. I can just imagine that the well was a horrible experience.
  • by Opinionated Location: Ardmore on Aug 6, 2007 at 01:43 AM
    Thank God indeed.
  • by me Location: here on Aug 4, 2007 at 11:55 PM
    Thank God Dorthy is ok!
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