Officials say a 74-year-old man's body was pulled from an open well on his property.

WABI-TV reports a Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy went to the residence after Wilbert Bailey's son asked for a wellness check. He told officials that he had been unable to reach his elderly father by phone.

The Deputy found Bailey's body in an abandoned well that was located not far from his home. Investigators say the man plummeted 30 to 40 feet, head first, into the dug well on Four Mile Square Road. It's believed that he was checking on the well when he fell in.