Staten Island man gets stuck head-first in empty koi pond

Staten Island man gets stuck head-first in empty koi pond

10/06/2020

Koi-tastrophe averted.

A Staten Island man fell head-first into his koi pond and got stuck there for a half-hour Tuesday afternoon when trying to clean out the front-yard fish habitat.

When first responders arrived at the Emerson Hill house, they “could see the feet of the gentleman sticking straight in the air,” an FDNY spokesman said.

“[Th]is isn’t something you see every day,” the spokesman remarked.

The proverbial fish out of water told The Post he was stuck for nearly 30 minutes inside a small rock pond, which is connected to an 8-foot drainage ditch, before his wife heard his cries for help.

Firefighters were “very concerned about the possibility of him being partially submerged in water.”

But it appears that koi do bring good luck: The man managed to drain the pond before falling in, and firefighters were able to pull him to safety.

The man also escaped without any injuries.

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