Henry A. Miller, 44, farmer, rescued William J. Hamilton, 21, farmhand, from a cave-in in a well, Fort Mill, South Carolina, December 7, 1927. Hamilton and Miller were at the bottom of a well 60 feet deep, and sand suddenly dropped on them from the side 15 feet below the surface. Hamilton was stooping and was buried under a foot of sand. One or two boards in a timber framework that extended for 20 feet into the well from the top were broken by the cave-in. Miller freed himself from sand that had buried him from his feet to his waist and was drawn to the surface on a rope. Several men refused to enter the well with Miller to rescue Hamilton, and Miller then was lowered on the rope to him. With a spade and at times with his hands he cleared the sand from Hamilton in about five minutes and then tied his rope around Hamilton, who was pulled to the top. Miller then was drawn up by means of the rope. Hamilton was unconscious but was revived.
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