87-year-old man falls 25-feet down abandoned well

87-year-old man falls 25-feet down abandoned well in yard

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — An 87-year-old man suffered a broken ankle Tuesday after falling 25 feet into an abandoned well in his front yard.

Ron Sparks noticed a depression in the lawn while he was mowing the grass, KABC reported. He fell through when he stepped on it.

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Sparks yelled for about a half hour before someone heard him and he was rescued.

“He said it was like a bad ride at Magic Mountain,” his daughter Merrilee Kaszacs told KABC.

The family had no idea the old well was on the property.

FILE PHOTO: An 87-year-old man suffered a broken ankle Tuesday after falling 25 feet into an abandoned well in his front yard.
FILE PHOTO: An 87-year-old man suffered a broken ankle Tuesday after falling 25 feet into an abandoned well in his front yard. (ThomasWolter/Pixabay/ThomasWolter/Pixabay)