Batavia Man Falls Into Sinkhole

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM EDT

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Batavia man fell into a suspected sinkhole in his backyard.

James Pontillo says he was outside working on his home on Oak Street when the ground just simply opened up.

The hole was about five feet deep.

Pontillo was not hurt and city engineers are investigating whether his yard may be on top of an old sewer line.

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