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11-year-old recovering after fall down well

GREER, S.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police say an 11-year-old South Carolina boy is lucky to be alive after falling 150 feet down a well.

Emery Howard was playing on the porch of an abandoned home with his friend when he jumped on a board.

It broke and he fell down the well that was hidden under the porch, landing in freezing water up to his shoulders.

It took two firefighters to get the boy out, working in a space about three feet wide.

Emery was treated for a broken arm and hypothermia.

Police say the well was not illegal since it was covered.