Carlsbad struggles to find, seal abandoned wells

November 5, 2012 • State News

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad officials are struggling to find and force the sealing of abandoned water wells despite vows to do so after a boy died after falling into an old well in March.

Carlsbad police and fire officials swore they’d never let such an accident happen again after 4-year-old Samuel Jones’s body was pulled from an abandoned well on March 5.

After Jones’ death, public complaints and grief over the situation prompted the Login to read more

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