Girl, 7, Saved After 50-Foot Fall Down Well

Atlanta firemen set up a rope system to rescue Megan Winters.
3:00 | 12/31/13

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Hero firefighters saving a girl who fell into a georgia well. Getting her out, taking brawn and brains. Abc's matt gutman has the story. Reporter: It was a fall that could have killed little megan winters. The 7-year-old plummeting 50 feet down this narrow, dark well. A helicopter from our affiliate wsb in atlanta, capturing the intense effort to save her. Dozens of rescue vehicles and some very brave firemen. She was conscious, alert, able to call. What we had to do was set up a rope system, a rescue system. We sent a firefighter down. Reporter: There was only one rescuer small enough to save her. Into the blackness, he descended. He found her stuck in the well. The 7-year-old was facedown. One leg bent to the left. The other beneath her. We got the webbing under her arms. Reporter: Talking to megan, trying to keep her calm until, finally, after an hour and ten minutes, rescuers hauled megan and her savior to safety. Down in a well. Reporter: Megan's ordeal wasn't over. She was air-lifted to atlanta children's hospital where she underwent five grueling hours of surgery for several broken bones, including a broken hip. Her mother tells us, the mother was jumping on the well's cover, which may have been weakened by the rain. She says the little girl is very lucky. And the family owes the lieutenant dinner and many more thanks. For "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, miami.

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