Video: Sidewalk Swallows Teen on Cell Phone

By Scott Sarvay

April 24, 2012 Updated Apr 24, 2012 at 9:44 AM EDT

CHINA (CCTV) - Surveillance video in China’s Shaanxi Province shows a teenager walking along the street talking on her cell phone then suddenly is swallowed up by the pavement she was walking on.

Lucky for her a cab driver who witnessed the incident rushed to the hole to find the girl lying at the bottom of a 18-foot deep well.

The site had long been eroded by underground water, forming a big hole in the middle of the sidewalk.

The cabbie jumped in the pit to help the girl but both had to be pulled to the surface by firefighters.

Family members of the girl used this video to help track down the hero to thank him for his good deed.

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