Weather Alert  

BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY * WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph. * WHERE...Southwest Suffolk and Northwest Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blizzard conditions are expected Saturday morning into early Saturday afternoon. White out conditions are likely at times.

88-year-old Man Rescued From Cesspool

LongIsland.com

Police responded and pulled him out within minutes.

Print Email

Photo: Suffolk County Police Department.

An 88-year-old man was doing yard work with a weed walker at his home in North Bay Shore when a cesspool collapsed, creating a sink hole that he fell into.

 

According to a Suffolk County Police report, the man was able to hold his head above the contents inside the cesspool using the electrical cord from his weed whacker. He was found by his wife, who called 911 at about 5:30pm.

 

Officers from the third precinct responded to the scene and were able to use an emergency life ring to keep the man afloat. The officers quickly pulled him out of the expanding hole.

 

The man was taken via ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with non-life-threatening injuries.