Buried Alive for 8 Hours.
Albert Fixter had a thrilling experience near Grand Detour, Ogle county. He was digging a well on the farm of James Warner and when down 30 feet the earth caved down on him. After being buried for 8 hours he was rescued alive. A flagstone had lodged above his head and supported the dirt that would have certainly crushed him to death. He was much weakened and bruised. [The Newton Press, Jasper County, IL, July 19, 1893, submitted by K. Torp]
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