On Thursday, Florida officials said a 74-year-old woman was found dead in a septic tank in her front yard.
North Port Police Department spokesperson Josh Taylor said authorities were called to the home, and they quickly realized that the woman was in the hole.
“It appeared to be a completely freakish-type incident that you would never think would happen,” Taylor said.
According to the North Port Police Department, the woman was watering plants outside her home when she fell into her septic tank through a large hole. Authorities say that’s it possible that the lid possibly caved in.
Officials said corrosion played a factor in Thursday’s tank collapse.
North Port police said Thursday’s incident appeared accidental, but their investigation remains ongoing.