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Raleigh man dies in septic tank

Posted June 3, 2009

— A Raleigh man died Wednesday after falling into a septic tank.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said officers and emergency personnel were called to 3416 Oates Drive at approximately 1:30 p.m.

They found Ernest M. Garrett, 80, dead at the scene. His death appears to have been an accident, Sughrue said.


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  • avidreader Jun 3, 2009

    So sorry for this man and any family. Other things can be said but I will refrain.

  • seahawker Jun 3, 2009

    wow, what a way to die. that stinks.

  • Adelinthe Jun 3, 2009

    Oh God, what a terrible way to die.

    Praying for his loved ones.

    God bless.


  • somey Jun 3, 2009

    Wow..... 80 years old, and this is the way this poor guy dies. Very sad.

  • TeresaBee Jun 3, 2009

    Gosh. What a way to go. :(

  • OpinionatedGuy Jun 3, 2009

    I do not want to die that way...