Two-Year-Old Rescued After Falling Into Ten-Foot Hole

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(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.


  • Robert L Walker

    Why no one is talking about the lack of accountability on the part of Granny for allowing this to happen? She was the so called baby sitter, and is at fault, along with the idiot(s) that left the hole open in the first place. It took the other baby to alert air head granny that the little boy was in the hole.

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