Saturday, June 24, 2006

On a Lighter Note

From the June 15 Long Beach, Calif., Press-Telegram:

MONTCLAIR—A homeowner digging for gold in his front yard said he got “carried away” and ended up with a 60-foot-deep hole, authorities said.

Henry Mora, 63, began digging 10 days ago after his gold detector reported a positive hit near his front patio. He told authorities he intended to go down only three or four feet....


But the metal detector kept luring him on....and on....

Fire officials called to the scene Tuesday found two men that Mora hired inside the hole, using a bucket and rope to remove dirt.

“We told him, You're done,'” said Montclair fire Capt. Rich Baldwin. “It's amazing no one got killed.”

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