A video reportedly recorded in the Indian village of Vijayapura reveals the lengths to which one man was willing to go in order to rescue a lamb stuck in a narrow well.

After an initial effort to retrieve the animal was unsuccessful, the man got two other individuals to lower him into the hole headfirst.

With his fellow villagers holding him by the ankles, the man lowered himself into the well and came up a short time later with the lamb.

The risky plan, which could have ended in the volunteer rescuers death, ultimately paid off — and provided a video that has since been shared widely across the internet.