A New Yorker who spent more than four hours trapped in an 18-foot hole while installing a cesspool is in satisfactory condition and is heading home.
Nassau University Medical Center spokeswoman Shelly Lotenberg said 37-year-old Mario Flores of Brentwood was expected to be released Wednesday.
Flores was working at a home in East Hills on Tuesday when dirt and sand enveloped him.
Flores issued a statement through the hospital Wednesday. He thanked the dozens of firefighters, police officers and others who helped rescue him.
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