Woman hurt, rescued after fall into old well

SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was rescued after she fell through the wooden top of an old well northeast of Salem. The Silverton Fire District says personnel responded Thursday to a property outside of Scotts Mills and found a woman conscious, injured and hypothermic some 60 feet down into the stone-lined well. Fire officials say she was lying on an outcropping partially submerged in water. Firefighters say a neighbor used a rope and pulley to enter the well and ensure the woman didn’t become submerged. A Salem Fire Department rope rescue team lowered a rescuer down, stabilized the women and hoisted her back up. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition.