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Originally published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:28 PM

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Construction worker falls 45 feet down well

A 33-year-old construction worker in Shelton, Wash., says he was walking around a property searching for a wellhead when he found it - falling through rotten boards and 45 feet down a hole.

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SHELTON, Wash. —

A 33-year-old construction worker in Shelton, Wash., says he was walking around a property searching for a wellhead when he found it - falling through rotten boards and 45 feet down a hole.

KING-TV reports ( http://is.gd/WlxIgM) that Clinton Heinis landed Tuesday in about 7 feet of water.

Rescue crews arrived quickly, giving the man a helmet and life jacket while they worked to lift him out.

Rescued after a little more than an hour, he was taken to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia. He's expected to be OK.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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