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Old 05-15-2007, 08:33 PM
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TURNERS FALLS, Massachusetts (AP) -- This nasty rescue is no fish tale.

Rescuers cut through a filtration tank of dense fish feces to reach four workers who fell into the sludgy dung Friday while cleaning the 18-foot tank at a western Massachusetts farm.

The workers became trapped for 45 minutes after a bracket holding a plastic filtration pad collapsed as workers stood on it to clean the fiberglass tank at the Australis Aquaculture fish farm, said Turners Falls Fire Capt. David Dion and the fish farm's manager, Josh Goldman.

One of the farmhands was submerged in what Dion described as a sand-and-feces mix, while the other three had their heads above the sludge, he said.

Dion said rescue workers cut a hole in the side of the tank at the farm, which raises barramundi, a fish farmed as a replacement for grouper.

"It was very slimy and it was heavy," he said. "Never seen anything like it in my life."

The worker who fell under the feces was airlifted to Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, but was talking with paramedics and did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, Dion said.

The other three were taken by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:38 AM
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This is going back some 40 plus yrs. We were camping at a site which only had outhouses. One night some guy had to visit the facilities when he some how dropped his wallet into the hole. Apparently in the dark he figured he could reach it....NOT......he fell in! So the guy said afterwards the latrine hadn't been pumped out in quite some time because he was in just about chest deep and there was no way to jump to reach the rim of the hole. His cries for help that night went unnoticed until the morning when a middle aged woman opened the door to do her business......she was shocked to say the least.

I happened along the scene just after the outhouse was knocked over.....the guy was still in the pit. I remember the guy being pulled out of the pit all covered in toilet paper and that other stuff. I can also remember dry heaving until I thought my knees and ankles were going to show up!!! To this day I can not handle the sight of sh!t in any other place then where it belongs.
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