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Live coverage of rescue effort for man trapped in gas well shaft in Texas

Emergency personnel say they are trying to rescue a man who fell 40 feet into a narrow gas well shaft outside Cresson, Texas.

A Johnson County, Texas, sheriff's official says the man is alive but is having difficulty breathing because he is tightly wedged into the 14-inch-by-18-inch shaft.

Sheriff's Cpl. Pam Jetsel says the emergency call came in at about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Jetsel says the shaft is 60 feet to 80 feet deep. She says rescuers from five fire departments in the area have gone to the well site, about 25 miles north of Fort Worth.

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