The St John man who yesterday fell into a 43-foot well while working on a septic tank at Long Bay, St Philip has been released from hospital and is resting comfortably at home.
Twenty-five-year-old Zico Haynes of #2 Gall Hill, St John suffered injuries to his left leg and right heel and was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by ambulance for treatment.
When Barbados TODAY visited his home this afternoon, his mother Kayron Haynes confirmed he was discharged from the QEH this morning and was at his grandmother’s home resting.
The mother said she was thankful that her only child had survived the fall.
“I don’t really feel anyway about it, accidents do happen. I’m just glad that he made it out alive. He’s the only child I have,” she said.
Zico was pulled from the well more than three hours later, in what Station Sergeant Clarence Hinds of the Barbados Fire Service described as a difficult rescue.
“It was a challenging rescue because of the depth of the well. There was galvanize in the well so I had to manoeuver around the galvanize to get to him. That made it difficult. So around the well there’s the debris that came out of the well so that made it a bit more difficult, but we got him out of the well. He had some lacerations on both feet [but] that was it,” Hinds said.
“At 43 feet he is lucky to be alive,” the fireman added.