Man falls into while well while searching for snakes

Tremont man falls into a well while searching for snakes. (Ctsy: Tremont Fire Dept.)

TREMONT (WGME) --- A search for a snake lands a Down East man in trouble.

The 71-year-old was checking his well for snakes, when firefighters say he fell in.

The incident happened in Tremont, which is near Bar Harbor.

Firefighters say the man was having a hard time keeping his head above water when they arrived.

Police and firefighters pulled him out of the well.

The man was taken to the hospital and is back home now.

The man was correct, there are snakes living in his well.

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