Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Michael Ciron, 80, sucked into 9ft sinkhole in his front lawn as he goes to collect the newspapers - 31st Oct 2011

An 80-year-old man on his way to fetch the morning newspapers sank into a nine-foot hole in his lawn.

Michael Ciron was walking to the bottom of the garden on Sunday morning in his bathrobe and slippers when he found himself trapped in wet, shifting sand.

Mr Ciron, from Oceanside, Long Island, was sucked into the ground but fortunately, his screams were heard by his daughter who called the police and fire brigade.

Fire officers told Newsday that by the time they arrived, Mr Ciron had managed to claw his way up so that his head was above ground.

They then looped webbing around the top half of his body to drag him out of the hole. Read More