Please do not over look look your septic tank security. CTS takes this part of our job VERY seriously.These pictures are from the internet but they show us how dangerous they can be. We dont want to put a fear into you about septics, but we want everyone to be aware of some fo the dangers with an old system.
Lawn mowers, heavy equipment, our pets, and our beloved children can easily can fall into these tanks if we are not vigilant on the condition of the septic tank.
Please read the stories below.
Toddler in Alton falls into septic tank, drowns
A 1-year-old boy has died after falling into an open septic tank.
Investigators say a one-year-old boy is dead after he fell into a septic tank and drowned.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office reports the child's mother called deputies to the family's rural home about 13 miles northwest of McAllen shortly before 9 a.m. Friday. Department spokesman J.P. Rodriguez says the boy's mother said she stepped away from the child and gone into the family trailer for about three minutes to tend to her 20-month-old child. She returned to find the boy missing and suspected he had fallen through a one-foot opening into the septic tank, which was undergoing servicing.
Alton firefighters opened up the tank and found the child submerged in about 4 feet of liquid.
Horse Rescued After Fall into Septic Tank
I am so thankful for all the people who help save horses and all the other animals when they are trapped. They risk their safety for the animals and they are angels
"I was freaking out. I called my mom and told her ‘we found him’ and I was just trying to keep him calm," Baer said.
The neighbor’s tank is no longer being used but it was filled with dirty water.
More than a dozen neighbors, Magnolia firefighters and Precinct 5 deputies turned out to help rescue Trigger.
Two men got inside the tank and wrapped hoses around the horse.
"We had about six guys on one hose and five guys on the strap where we heave-hoed and pulled him out," rescuer Jacob Sample said.
About half an hour later, they lifted him out.
"I can wash off," Sample said. "The horse is stuck. It’s his life or me getting dirty, you get the horse out."
Trigger was scratched up, but otherwise appeared to be OK.
Baer has had Trigger since she was 7. She’s 18 now and the horse is 22.
"If I had a child, this would be my baby. He’s my everything," Baer said. "I love this horse."
The two have been competing in rodeos together and winning awards for years.
Boy, 2, found dead in a septic tank after game of hide-and-seek
A two-year-old boy has been found dead in a septic tank 12 hours after he went missing following a game of hide-and-seek.
Jacob Kimbley, who was described as mentally challenged, vanished from a wooded area in Winona, Texas where he was playing with two friends on Tuesday afternoon.
His disappearance sparked a massive 12-hour search that included 150 emergency responders using four-wheelers, helicopters and horses.
Hi guys, i thought i would share with you a story about a horse that fell into the septic tank. A young horse managed to fall down a septic tank in central Florida, and it was down to almost twelve unlucky firefighters to try and pull the 2-month old foal out. The rescuers had to get knee deep in waste, and thankfully they managed to free him with just a few minor cuts.
The animal was taken to Iron Horse Medical and Surgical Vets who checked him out. Besides a few bumps and bruises the horse is expected to be okay.