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Sinkhole in the Ocean County Mall Parking Lot

Posted by Stu On June - 27 - 2003

Earlier this month, I got a call about a sinkhole in the parking lot of the Ocean County Mall. I was told a car was at the bottom. I drove there to check it out. When I got there, they had a section of the lot closed off. A crane was just starting to lift the car out of the hole. One of the workers said the hole was about 15′ deep. The crane turned before the car was completely out, so the car was almost dropped back in.

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Car in the Giant Puddle – 12/02

Posted by Stu On December - 27 - 2002

Here is why you should always, ALWAYS use caution when exploring off main or paved roads. On one of our trips to find the Bamber Boys’ Home (12/14) we made the mistake of not measuring the depth of a puddle on the trail. Here is the result:

Of course, if you have a truck or something that’s offroading-compatible, this probably isn’t a problem for you. Unfortunately, we’re all stuck with cars.

After watching the car fill with water for nearly an hour and failing to push it out, we found a bulldozer. There was construction going on not far from where we were stuck, and the guy came to tow the car out. We were really lucky that guy was there. If not, I’m sure Andrew’s car would still be out in the woods, in Lake Andrew. The construction guys actually told us 2 or 3 other people got stuck back there before us, and they all had trucks. They also told us “The next puddle’s bigger. 4-wheelers get stuck in that one.”

Here’s the car after being towed out (and Andrew praying or crying or something):

Here’s the backseat flooded with water……….dirty, oily water.

This was one of those things that in retrospect is very funny. But at the time it really, really sucked.

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