Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Fire officers worked to save NCC worker, avoid further well collapse

The response came from three fire stations across Barbados.

The response came from three fire stations across Barbados.

A regular day on the job for one National Conservation Commission (NCC) worker ended anything but normal.

About 10:30 am yesterday, Friday, May 24, 2019, police responded to a report of a person falling into a well at Emerald Avenue, Park Side Drive, Inch Marlow, Christ Church.

According to the police report, on arrival police learnt that Tynichia Rollins fell into a 32-foot well. The 34-year-old NCC worker of Sayers Court, Christ Church, was cutting grass around the well and fell in.

Speaking to a fire officer from the Worthing Fire Station, which comprised part of the rescue team, it was revealed that 11 Fire Officers and four tenders assisted in her extraction. The tenders came from Worthing Fire Station, Arch Hall, and two came from Bridgetown. The officers were under the command of Divisional Officer Errol Gaskin.

The fireman told Loop News:

"It was challenging in that the lady was doing some work in the area when the well collapsed, so they had to clean debris and stuff to make the area safe to do the rescue. So it took a little time to make there safe so that the remainder of the well-structure and earth around wouldn't collapse on her."

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance and is in stable condition.

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