Man falls into well, suffers minor injuries

A 37-year-old man from Breedy Land, Silver Sand, Christ Church escaped serious injury after falling into a well at Sayes Court, Christ Church Monday afternoon.

Police said Leon Roach was believed to be standing on a slab when it caved in.

He was rescued by officials of the Barbados Fire Service, and a preliminary assessment by emergency medical technicians revealed no serious injury, Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Assistant Superintendent David Welch told Barbados TODAY late this evening.

However, Welch said as a precautionary measure, Roach was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment.

When Barbados TODAY visited the scene this afternoon, the area was cordoned off, however, the well remained uncovered.

7 Responses to Man falls into well, suffers minor injuries

  1. Annie Swalef
    Annie Swalef June 14, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Well mi hope dah men is alright

  2. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond June 14, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Does anybody take anything in this country seriously? There are far too many instances of people falling into wells. What are the controls? What are the regulations for having wells on your property? Are there any? How can we have wells without the appropriate security?

  3. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker June 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Is it a water well?

  4. Curtis Reeves
    Curtis Reeves June 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Y would you b standing on a well

  5. David Small
    David Small June 14, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Well I never

  6. Tony Waterman June 14, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    @Annie Swalef!!!!Hanover,Saint Elizabeth,Saint James,Trelawny,Westmoreland,Clarendon,Manchester,Saint Ann,Saint Catherine, St.Mary,Kingston Parish,Portland,Saint Andrew,Saint Thomas, which one are you from. or is this REGULAR Bajan slang nowadays. has our FREE Education been DEGRADED this Much???

    @Olutoye Walrond!!!! as sad as iy is to say, there are still as many wells in Barbados as when i was a wee Lad, but the People who are in Chrge of these things (Wells, Viaducts, etc, are too young, and has NEVER known where these wells are situated, as their Positions on the Island Has NEVER been Plotted on a Map, i was home last year for my annua; stay, and isaw a fellow driving up and down the road for about an hour, i subsequently stopped him and enquired of him what it was that he was looking for, it was a well that someone had complained a month earlier as flooding, i had to show jim where it was.
    The sad thin is, that a survey to pinpoint where these wells are can ealily be done utilisimg the ELDERS in the various Districts before they all pass away.

    @Curtis Reeves!!!!where did you grow up??? we even used to go down into them to retrieve our Hopping Ball, and i am as guilty as this Guy in the Article, as i was standing on the one in my Gap last August when i was home, that is still a common Practice, as it is beeter than standing in the Grass, and getting a Centipede (Forty Leg) up your Pants. Unfortunately this cover was NEVER MAINTAINED, and the Lip that holds the cover has eroded.


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