Elephant floats to freedom after falling down 25-foot-well in northeast India

A lost elephant was rescued from a 25-foot-deep well in northeast India after being floated out when rescue workers filled the well with water, raising it out. The elephant, believed to be around 30-years-old, was found in Amliya toli village, Gumla, Jharkhand, on January 28, when villagers were passing through that area in morning saw the distressed pachyderm. They immediately informed the local administration, who rushed to the spot and with the help of locals they rescued the elephant in a three hour operation. They filled the well with water using three motorised pumps, as well as excavating a ramp so that the elephant could float up and climb out. According to forest officials, the elephant had no injuries from its fall and went safely into the forest after climbing out.