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Nanny rescues child who fell in septic hole

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities in New Jersey say a nanny climbed into a 15-foot-deep septic hole and rescued a 3-year-old neighbor who was up to her neck in water.

The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania, reports 26-year-old Luz Jimenez was at the Hackettstown home where she works when she heard Alison Machigua screaming around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say the child had walked into the yard and fell through the grass-covered hole.

Jimenez grabbed a rope and entered the hole, which was about a foot across. As she did that, police arrived and helped ensure Jimenez was safe.

She grabbed the child, who was holding onto a metal object near the bottom of the hole. They got out after firefighters arrived and put a ladder into the hole.
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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com
 
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