Stark County dad rescues 3-year-old son from water well

EAST CANTON, OH (WOIO) - A 3-year-old boy is recovering after falling into a water well Friday evening.

The incident happened while playing at his grandfather's home located at 5350 East Sparta Avenue.

David McCoy, 58,  had just turned around his tractor to pick-up his grandson Dylan McCoy, 3,  when he noticed he was missing.

McCoy peered down a water well hole and spotted the tot, who had fallen through a rotted piece of wood that had once covered the well. He was floating in 10 feet of water 40 feet underground. Grandpa tried to lower a ladder down, but it broke. Grandpa McCoy then ran to the child's father's home located directly behind his home and got his son.

Dylan's father, Jacob McCoy immediately scaled down the well and held his son until Canton Township Fire arrived and pulled them both to safety.

Dylan McCoy was transported to a local hospital as a precaution for a check-up.

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