Charles resting after falling into a well

29-year-old Shenelle Charles is back home resting comfortably, after she fell into a 25-foot well in the backyard of her home at Perkins Gap, Brittons Cross Road, St. Michael.



Charles had complained of injuries, mainly to her shoulder and feet, following the incident, which occurred around 10:30 last evening.

When a Barbados TODAY news team visited her residence today, a relative said that Charles was resting.

A team of seven fire officers, led by the acting Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard, rescued the woman.




9 Responses to Charles resting after falling into a well

  1. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair April 26, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Why is there an open well in someone’s backyard uncovered and with no barriers…

    • Peggy Stoute Morin
      Peggy Stoute Morin April 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      I was going to ask how she fell into the well, as the story does not explain. Wells usually have barriers. What if this had been a small child? Let’s hope steps are taken to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

  2. Jus Me April 26, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Maria , what planet are you from??
    You talking Barbados .

  3. Steve Hollingsworth
    Steve Hollingsworth April 27, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Well Well Well. Thankful it wasn’t a loss of life. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  4. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne April 27, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Lady thank the good Lord that you are alive.If you are gonna have a open well in your back yard put something over it so that you or noone else fall into it.<3

  5. Maxine Hutchinson April 27, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Jus Me

    What do you mean by the statement: “you talking Barbados”. I have sensed a vibration of disdain; hatred; a vibration of Barbados being “low class” in your comparison to maybe your country of origin. If so, go back from whence you came.
    Many people like you hate us Barbadians but you want to live in our country.

    While I am disappointed that someone would keep an opened well in their backyard, maybe they came from another island whose standards are not what they ought to be and who believe that certain things would not occur.

    Jus Me, check first and tell me if the person is of Barbadian origin from their great-great grand parents. If so, then I would humble myself and apologize to you!

  6. Cherylann Johnson April 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I’ve read the story and the comments….I’m glad that it ended and she is resting and not the other way…..but can I interject and ask what may appear to be a stupid question?

    How do we know that the well was opened? How do we know that it wasn’t covered and somehow the covering may have been rotting or some sort of soil dislocation didn’t occur? How do we know that the young lady didn’t know a well was in the yard and inadvertently stepped on the ‘covering’ and it gave way cause of deterioration?

    We Barbadians aren’t illiterate and stupid people. No one leaves a well open in this day and age..

    Thank God that she is safe and ok….

  7. Shelly-Ann Walkes April 28, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Thanks Ms. C. Johnson for your comments you asked the right questions. So much information is missing from that article, yet individuals make analysis on incomplete information.

    Perhaps what the person who wrote the item should do is to investigate the circumstance of the incident so that when people make comments they do it from a position of knowledge.

  8. Shelly-Ann Walkes April 28, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I wish Ms. Charles a speedy recovery.


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