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Yesterday our crews responded to a confined space rescue call where an individual fell into a septic tank they were...Posted by Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019
A woman who survived nearly three days trapped inside a septic tank was rescued on Tuesday in Estacada, Oregon, reports said.
Fire chief Richard Anderson told reporters that the woman, who did not want to be identified, fell into the tank while doing maintenance work outside her home.
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“She hadn’t been heard from by her family for a couple days, over the weekend, so the family decided to drive up and check on her and that’s when they found her down in the tank and called 911 to get us started to go up there,” Anderson commented.
Reports said that when first responders arrived at the scene, they found the woman lying in sewage almost three feet underground.
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“We could see her in the tank. We could communicate with her,” Anderson recalled. “We just really needed to get some resources there.”
A hole dug in the ground exposed the tank, which had a “2-foot by 2-foot hole through its rusted metal top.”
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“It can be definitely [be] a scary situation, especially sitting at the bottom of a septic tank and you don’t know that anybody’s...
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