FREMONT (KPIX) — Firefighters saved an elderly man who was treading water after he fell into a deep well in Fremont Saturday.
The man fell about 25 feet after the floor of a century-old pump house gave way beneath him.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom: Feds Approve Medicaid Funding for Expanded Low-Income Student COVID Testing
Firefighters first tossed a life jacket to the 90-year-old farmer then they took apart the shed above the well so they could get their equipment into place.READ MORE: South Bay BART Extension Funding Dropped From $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package
Crews eventually got the man safe above ground about two hours after he fell into the water. They also boarded up the hole and pump house before leaving.MORE NEWS: San Mateo Deputies Investigating Fatal Unincorporated Redwood City Shooting
The man is reported to be recovering from hypothermia and lacerations to his head and arms.