(Cross County, AR) A 2-year-old boy was rescued after falling into a ten-foot hole while playing with another child Wednesday.
The Cross County deputy who retrieved the boy, Josh Orman, is being hailed as a hero for his part in the rescue.
The hole was narrow, but Orman was thin enough to be lowered headfirst into the hole to grab the boy.
The Cross County Sheriff’s Office, Wynne Police Department, Arkansas State Police and Wynne Fire Department all responded immediately when the 9-1-1 call came in just before 1:30 p.m.
Authorities decided to attach a rope to Orman so he could be lowered and get the boy.
The Wynne Fire Department pulled the two back up.
Medical personnel on the scene examined the boy, who was OK.
Wynne Street Department Director Jerry Brewster was contacted, and he sent workers with a load of dirt to the scene. The workers, along with State Trooper Robert Meyer, used the dirt to fill the hole.
Only about an hour passed from the time the call came in to when the hole was filled.