Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Man Crossing Has Leg Swallowed by Sinkhole

A man was walking across a Brooklyn intersection on Tuesday when a sinkhole suddenly opened up beneath him — swallowing nearly his entire leg, officials said.

The unidentified pedestrian was crossing near Myrtle Avenue and Walworth Street in Clinton Hill when his foot broke through the pavement and he became trapped

Cellphone video from the scene shows the man’s right leg submerged beneath the street — from the thigh down — as firefighters work to free him. Rescuers eventually pulled his limb out and took him to Woodhull Hospital with a minor injury,

It appeared that the man lost his sneaker in the hole. “It almost looked like he didn’t have a leg,” explained Joe Grunbaum, who works with the man at the nearby car repair shop

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