Jaipur: A five-year-old boy had slipped into an over 40-feet-deep borewell in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan. The minor was declared dead after 15 hours of rescue operation on Wednesday, police said.

A man was playing with the other kids in the area, when he accidentally slipped into the open borewell at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the Malarna Dungar village, a police officer said. "As soon as we got news, the district administration started efforts to rescue the boy," Bijendra Singh, station in-charge, Malarana Police Station said.

Earth moving and other machines were pressed into service. Even a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was called, Singh said.

The boy was finally pulled out of the borewell at around 7.30 a.m. on Wednesday. He was stuck at 40-feet below the ground. He was immediately rushed to a hospital, where they declared him dead, the officer said.

IANS