A man in his 40s has been freed after being stuck headfirst in a septic tank for more than an hour in Sydney’s northern suburbs, prompting an urgent emergency rescue operation.
The tank, located on a property on Myoora Road in Terrey Hills, is 2.3 meters deep.
The man was released from the tank after a 40-minute rescue operation and was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in stable condition.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Charnan Kurth said the man was trapped as the water inside the tank rose.
“NSW ambulance paramedics arrived on scene and were faced with a challenging scene, the man was unable to free himself and said the water inside the tank was rising.”
The man’s dog, ‘Spot’, is alleged to have alerted his son to the incident, who then called emergency services.
“If the dog hadn’t heard the man’s screams, maybe it wouldn’t have been such a good ending,” the paramedic said.