Firefighters were able to save the life of a woman who fell into an abandoned well in the rural area of the Henan province of China.
38-year-old Su Qixu was out in the field picking medicinal herbs. While she was walking all alone in the wilderness she eventually reached a huge cornfield and decided to pick some raw corns. What she didn’t know that amidst the corn plants there was an abandoned 15 feet deep well.
Unfortunately, Su Qixu was not able to spot the well and fell inside. The well was only 3.5 feet in diameter and had incredibly smooth walls that prevented her from climbing. The woman desperately screamed for help day after day but to no success. She survived for over 15 days only on the raw corn she had previously picked herself . Luckily, it rained for two days so she could drink rain water.
In the end, after 15 days of struggling inside the well, random villagers who were harvesting the cornfield were able to hear the woman screaming for help. They notified the authorities immediately and the woman was rescued. Although she was found barely alive and excessively skinny due to starvation, the 38-year-old Su Quixu is currently recovering in a hospital.