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DWP worker rescued from mud-filled basin

During an inspection, DWP worker Randy Johnson fell into a sink hole, but he was rescued before sinking in too far.

February 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A DWP worker who was inspecting a debris basin needed to be rescued after he became stuck in the mud.

Deputies say DWP worker Randy Johnson fell into a sinkhole and was stuck up to his waist.

His fellow workers called 911 for help.

Deputies gave him a rope and a harness to keep him from sinking even further. Then, they used a 12-foot long board to reach him and pull him out of the mud filled sinkhole.