Fremont firefighters responded to a call about a 92-year-old man who was working in his pump house in his yard the other day when the wooden floor gave out and the man fell 26 feet down the well into the water below.
Ernest Silva is the 92-year-old man and he was able to tread water until a firefighter was lowered down with ropes to pull him out.
10 days later, the good people at Fremont fire returned to Ernest's house and they totally rebuilt his pump house!
Not only did the floor give out but firefighters had to tear the roof off of it to get to Ernest.
Mark Hogan is a firefighter paramedic for Fremont fire and he said "We're public servants off duty, not just on duty. The opportunity to come and help: that's the best part of the job."
Jack and Carolyn talked about it on-air! Listen here: