An 11,000-litre surge of raw sewage sucked a Missouri construction worker nearly 2km through a 27-inch wide sewer pipe before he was finally rescued at the 15th hole of a golf course yesterday. He's recovering in hospital.
According to the local police chief in Raymore, Missouri, 30-year-old construction worker Daniel Collins "was swept downstream after entering the sewer system to check and see if nearby construction had had any effect on the system, and was caught in the current and was swept downstream". Daniels was able to brace himself just before being sucked under a golf course lake. The sewer system flushes 11,000 litres of raw sewage every 10 minutes.
The superintendent of the Creekmoor Golf Course, Todd Bohn, told US news channel KMBC that he was in the middle of a golf tournament when "I got a phone call from one of my guys. They said you have a bunch of medical people down here looking for carts to get down on the golf course."
Daniels is being treated in the hospital for bruises and hypothermia. He also sucked in a nice amount of raw sewage, which, you know, really needs no further explanation.