80 year old Michael Ciron walked out of his Long Island home Sunday morning to get his paper.
He ended up in a 8 foot hole in his front yard. HIs screams woke up his daughter who called the rescue squad. By the time they arrived Ciron had pulled himself up far enough to get his head above the surface. He got out “very sore”, but uninjured.
He suspects that the winter storm may have exposed an old well or cesspool.
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