Friday, February 1, 2013

Well rescue, Dec. 15, 1980

Christopher Porter, 15 mos. is brought to the surface by rescuers after being rescued from 22 feet down a well in his Del Rey Oaks backyard on December 15, 1980.  The young boy suffered only minor injuries after the 6-hour ordeal.  Monterey fireman Ray La Fontaine along with Granite Construction Co. workers Michael Mellow and Harold Clark were credited with digging the boy to safety.  Local Dr. Ronald Branson examined Christopher at his parents Chantal and Jeffrey Porter home on Carlton Drive in Del Rey Oaks.  (Russ Cain/Monterey County Herald)

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