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Swedish man and his dog fall into fecal lagoon

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10:26 CEST+02:00
What started as a pleasant Midsummer's Eve stroll had an unpleasant and smelly end for a man and his dog in eastern Sweden.

Thomas Sundberg and his dog Rex were walking near the Kramfors-Sollefteå airport last week when Sundberg felt the ground give way beneath him, newspaper Tidningen Ångermanland reports.

Seconds later, man and dog found themselves nearly submerged in a hole filled with excrement.

Fortunately, both Sundberg and Rex were able to escape from the slimy pool of filth.

“It stank something fierce and I took my clothes off immediately,” Sundberg told the newspaper.

“I called my wife and then ran naked to a nearby river where we jumped in the water to get rid of the worst of the shit. I just threw my clothes away.”

The hole was actually a sludge lagoon maintained by Kramfors municipality to store and dry sewage from a number of wells.

Municipality representative Tomas Lundin promised to investigate the matter to determine why the area wasn't properly marked.

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