If this story had hit yesterday, we might have cried “April Fools!” As it is, though, it’s a remarkable tale of a rescue — helped by an iPhone. A Chinese two-year-old was trapped in a 40-foot-deep well, and the crews working to extract him could not get their hoist harness properly positioned.

The Telegraph and the Daily Mail report that a rescuer managed to lower an iPhone into the well to record video of the boy’s position. Once they were able to see the situation more clearly, the team successfully pulled him out. He’s now hospitalized but not seriously injured.

iPhone video helps rescue trapped Chinese toddler originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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