British man rescued after being trapped in a well in Bali for six days

British man rescued after being trapped in a well in Bali for six days
Rescuers removed Jacob Matthew Roberts from the well in Pecatu Village on Saturday, the district’s search and rescue agency Basarnas public relations officer Krisna Maharta BaliCNN said.

Maharta broke her right leg when Roberts fell into a 13-meter deep well and could not escape.

He remained conscious and calls for help were finally heard on Saturday by locals who informed the local authorities.

A rescue team was commissioned the same day. The three saviors went down a ladder to reach Roberts and used a stretcher to secure him just before 14:00. local time, according to Maharta.

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He was taken to the nearest hospital by ambulance and to BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua, where he was in a stable state.

In a statement, local search and rescue chief Gede Darmada asked the locals to pay attention to their wells and consider using temporary covers to ensure their safety.

Spokesperson of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson told CNN: “We support a British man in Bali and are in contact with the local hospital.”

Bali is known for its lush beaches, historic temples and UNESCO-listed rice fields, but its popularity has also led to struggles against extreme tourism.

In January 2019, reports appeared that reported that the island was considering a tourist tax to deal with the impact of a large number of visitors.

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