Trapped man rescued from collapsed cesspool

Rescue crews were able to free a worker who fell into an East Hills hole that fire officials say was 35 feet deep.

The incident happened Tuesday morning on Peacock Drive. Authorities say two men, including 37-year-old Mario Flores of Brentwood, fell in the hole. First responders were able to free one worker, but Flores remained stuck in dirt up to his chest for more than four hours.

According to authorities, Flores was transported to NUMC in stable condition and is being treated for hypothermia. Officials say he was alert and speaking with firefighters throughout the ordeal.

The Roslyn Fire Department requested technical assistance from other fire departments. It is believed the hole was being dug for a cesspool.

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