Man rescued from septic tank in Southwest Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

The man fell into a septic tank at a house near Thorne & Whitesbridge and it took more than an hour to get him out.

The man was plucking fruit from his peach tree when the cement cover of the septic tank he was standing on collapsed, sending him into the tank.

He was trapped under pieces of concrete until a fire crews could use an elaborate pulley system to bring him out safely from the 10 foot deep septic tank.

The man needed to be washed off before he was sent to community regional medical center.

No word on his condition.

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