British man in Bali rescued after 6 days trapped in well

British man in Bali rescued after 6 days trapped in well

Members of a Indonesian Search and Rescue team evacuate British national Jacob Matthew Robert, 29, from a well in Badung, Bali province on Saturday. (BADUNG POLICE / AFP)
Members of a Indonesian Search and Rescue team evacuate British national Jacob Matthew Robert, 29, from a well in Badung, Bali province on Saturday. (BADUNG POLICE / AFP)

A British man who spent six days trapped in a well after being chased by a dog has been rescued on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, authorities said Sunday.

A rescue team lifted 29-year-old Jacob Roberts from the four-metre-deep concrete pit after a farmer in Pecatu village raised the alarm.

"Jacob's calls for help were heard by a local who was going to feed his cows," local search and rescue chief Gede Darmada told AFP.

Roberts broke his leg when he stumbled into the near-empty reservoir. He told authorities he had been trying to evade a dog that chased him through the village.

"He looked thin and injured," South Kuta police chief Yusak Agustinus Sooai said after the Briton's rescue on Saturday.

Police took Roberts to a nearby hospital for treatment.


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