Woman trapped after falling five metres into well in village near York

A woman had to be rescued after falling nearly five metres into a well in a village near York.

Crews were called out to the well in Strensall, near Haxby, after reports that the woman in her 60s was trapped at about 6.15pm yesterday (Wednesday).

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When firefighters arrived, she was standing at the base of the well, waist-deep in water, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

They used a triple-extension ladder to help her climb out.

She was given first aid for a head injury until paramedics arrived at the scene.