APPLE VALLEY (CBSLA) — Imagine going outside to water the lawn and disappearing into the ground.
That’s what Dennis Love experienced Monday, after falling into a sinkhole and into 15 feet of water in what turned out to be a collapsed septic tank.READ MORE: 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
“Next thing I know, I’m under water,” Love said. “Managed to float to the top, couldn’t reach to the top.”READ MORE: Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths
He tried to pull himself up using roots, but was unable to get out of the tank. Neighbors eventually found him and tried to get him out.MORE NEWS: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
After stabilizing the surface, firefighters were finally able to rescue him using a harness.