Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
COFFEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
A man who was trapped in a well in Coffee County has died. 50 year old Geronimo Delgado was working on the well Saturday morning when he fell into the 12 to 15 foot hole. The walls collapsed around him and trapped him underneath. Crews were able to get him out around 7:45 Sunday morning. Officials say it appears he died of suffocation.
It's been nearly 12 hours since a Coffee County man fell into a well in his front yard this morning.
"About 11 o'clock I saw the gentleman over here across the street, he walked up to the hole there and all of a sudden he disappeared," says neighbor David Callahan.
The victim, who's name is not being released at this time, fell into a 12 to 15 foot hole that was intended for a personal water well.
"He'd been digging all day long yesterday over there and then he went back out there this morning to continue and that's when it started," says Callahan.
Officials say the man had been working on the well, fell in and then the walls suddenly collapsed around him and trapped him underneath.
"Anytime you are low grade in dirt or whatever there is potential for a collapse especially in this situation with soft sand made it worse," says Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carvey.
The Coffee County Fire Department and a special Georgia Search and Rescue team have now had to build stability walls to keep the large hole from collapsing even further. They say the victim is barely holding on as they try to rescue him from the well.
"Were in contact with the victim and he is still alive and still responding to us," says Carvey.
Crews were able to get an oxygen mask to the victim before the walls collapsed but now they say they're fighting against time to make sure he gets out safely.