A California woman was rescued after she fell into a septic tank in her front yard. The woman’s daughter hadn’t heard from her mother in a few days and went to check on her. That’s when she found her trapped in the septic tank, sitting in raw sewage.
The woman called 911, and firefighters rushed to the rural home in Estacada. The woman was stuck for nearly three days, and her neighbors were too far away to hear her screams for help.
“Nobody would’ve heard her up there,” said Richard Anderson, a division chief for Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69. “The next closest house was a couple of thousand feet away.”
Officials say that work was being done on the woman’s septic tank and she fell through a small hole in the rusted metal top of the tank. read more