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.