Canby man dies fixing neighbor's water leak

Canby man dies fixing neighbor's water leak

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Canby man dies fixing neighbor's water leak

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Posted on October 29, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 29 at 12:28 PM

CANBY, Ore. – A man died in a bizarre accident in Canby Sunday, while trying to fix a neighbor’s water leak.

The man fell into a trench outside the neighbor’s home. When firefighters arrived to help, they found the man dead in a hole that was about 6 feet deep. He could not be revived.

Investigators think the man fell into the hole while trying to reach a water valve.

“For this tight-knit community, it’s an awful tragedy and something that could really happen to anybody. It's not something we see very often, “ said Tom O'Connor, with the Canby Fire District.

The man’s identity has not yet been released by investigators, pending notification of relatives.

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