Greenwood man passes away after falling into 7-foot well

A 51-year-old man has passed away from injuries sustained when he fell into a 7-foot well shaft on Sunday evening.

The incident was reported by members in the My Ballard Group, which was initially called out on the Seattle Fire scanner as a rope rescue to a house on 3rd Ave NW near NW 95th St.

According to information relayed on the scanner, the man fell head-first into the well. First responders attempted CPR but the man passed away at the scene.

Thanks to group members Lana Ho, Lucas Bonnema and Silver for relaying scanner info, and to Shaveta Kamran for posting the above photo.


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Thomas
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Thomas

What?! There’s open wells in Ballard I can just walk into and die?

Can you provide any more information please? Is there a map of such wells?

Andrew Daisuke
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Andrew Daisuke

Right? Like. uhhhh, head first? this is crazy! Komo has the address at “The fall happened around 9 p.m. in the 9500 block of 3rd Ave. NW, according to Seattle Fire officials.”

Name Name
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Name Name

They’e doing construction in that exact area.

Cate
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Cate

There are old wells throughout the city/county from the days before everyone was on public water. They should be capped off but not always. I found an old well on a piece of property in the Wedgwood area about thirty years ago that had not been capped.

Debbie
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Debbie

So was this in the construction site? It appeared to me the construction site was more towards 92nd

Veritas
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Veritas

David Robison
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David Robison

Wow, you’re a churlish one. Did you think that maybe this guy has a family? Friends?

Anon
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Anon

This was my boss, and you should be ashamed of your ignorance. He was a wonderful person.

Alison
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Alison

I’m very sorry for your loss. To whom are you speaking though?

Alison
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Alison

Nevermind now I know. Dude this is just asking for bad carma. Smh9

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

FWIW there are no sidewalks in that area.