COHASSET, Mass. — It took nearly two dozen firefighters to a rescue a man who had fallen down an abandoned well outside his Massachusetts apartment.

Authorities say the 37-year-old man was walking outside the Cohasset apartment building at about 1 a.m. Wednesday when he fell down the 15- to 20-foot deep stone shaft.

A family member called 911 when they heard him shouting for help.

Fire officials say the well an 18-inch, steel cover, but it appears someone removed it.

The man was conscious and alert during the rescue but was flown to a Boston hospital with leg and back injuries. His name was not made public.

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