Three hog hunters from Florida died in an underground tank filled with sewer gas after one of them apparently tried rescuing their dog after it fell into the hole, followed by the other two jumping…
From my understanding it was a cistern to collect rain water. Over the years it collected many animals who died in it. All animals emit sewage when they die.Why is there and underground tank to hold sewage in that field? What is its purpose? Who put it there, and why?
They are a huge liability. We have old hand dug wells that are covered up now. If some one falls in its on you.The place we bought next door to us has an old home place on it with an open cistern. We also have to go on a landowners place for work purposes and it has a cistern 100' from the gate. Both are always empty except for trash but I see no reason to fill them in. At work we are trained to have a "hole watch", test the air with a sniffer, and never go in on a rescue mission if someone has fallen out for unknown reasons. I'd guess 75% of the guys I know that don't work in an industrial setting wouldn't think not to go save someone. It's just your natural instinct to help out. This situation is unfortunate but understandable to me.
I swam a creek to get a coon dog in my early 20's with those old brush buster ruuber boots that pulled up to your waist on and nearly drowned. The creek was maybe 100' wide and we thought knee deep. Well it dropped off suddenly to over my head right in the middle. Luckily I had a dog on a leash with me and he pulled me across. Closest I ever came to drowning and freezing to death. You can't guess every situation right everytime....sometimes things just happen.