Man Rescued from Muddy Hole
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.