iPhone Used To Rescue Two-Year Old Who Fell In A Well VIDEO

Firefighters in China's Yunnan Province use a smart phone video camera to rescue a toddler trapped at the bottom of a well shaft

Two-year-Old Rescued From Well In China Using iPhone

Emergency services were called after the child's cries were heard coming from the bottom of a narrow 40-foot well in a village near China's Mengzi City

During the tricky rescue operation the young boy kept slipping out of rescue harnesses that were designed for adults.

But in a twist of ingenuity, the team lowered an Apple iPhone with a video camera allowing them to see the boy's position.

The close-up recordings are used to better position the ropes around his small body, allowing them to pull the distressed child to safety.

The toddler was taken to hospital but sustained no major injuries.