September 30, 2014
CHINA - A hole suddenly swallows up a girl in China as she walks and talks on her phone along a sidewalk. But it's her rescue that has citizens of Shaanxi Province buzzing.
A cab driver who witnessed the shocking incident rushed to the hole to find the girl lying prone at the bottom of a 18-foot deep well.
The site had long been eroded by underground water, forming a big hole in the middle of the sidewalk.
The cabbie jumped in the pit to help the girl but both had to be pulled to the surface by firefighters.
Family members of the girl used the attached surveillance video to help track down the hero to thank him for his good deed.