Man Rescued from Muddy Hole

7 years 11 months 1 week ago Monday, April 18 2011 Apr 18, 2011 Monday, April 18, 2011 7:36:59 AM CDT April 18, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - An 80-year-old Missouri man is hospitalized after being rescued from a muddy hole.

The Southeast Missourian reports that Cape Girardeau firefighters spent nearly an hour Sunday extricating the man who was trapped in waist-high mud.

Battalion Chief Fred Vincel says workers were preparing to pour concrete on a driveway and had trouble with water filling a hole at the site. The man went to look in the hole and slipped in.

Firefighters used a harness attached to an engine's ladder to pull the man from the mud.

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