By: Earnest Jones | 10-17-2017 | News
Photo credit: BC13 Houston

Houstononian Trapped in Manhole for 9 days Ate Bugs and a Snake - Lives to Tell the Tale

It’s hard to believe that a man can survive for nine days trapped in a manhole, that was the case with a man in southwest Houston. The lucky survivor wants to thank the construction crew that saved his life after they heard his cries for help.

The construction team heard the great news this morning and they’re all pleased to hear that Jason Courtney is recovering from the incident. There’s no doubt that if it were not for the crew working along the feeder road near the South Sam Houston Parkway, the story could have taken a different turn.

The good Samaritans heard someone crying out for help and that’s when they found a man at the bottom of the manhole. Thanks to the crew, Jason is alive and kicking.

Courtney was speaking to ABC13 exclusively from his hospital bed on Monday, when he said that he wants to thank the men who followed his cries and saved his life. Courtney, who is 40-year-old revealed that while he was down in the manhole for nine days, he ate bugs and a snake to stay alive.

The interview with Courtney was showed to Eyewitness News to the man who made the discovery. "I'm happy. I'm happy to help somebody, but last night believe it or not, it scared me," said Elmer Espinosa.

"Why? Because we heard somebody looking for help, you know, and everybody heard someone needs help, but we could not find nobody." Espinosa revealed that crews searched relentlessly from the top of the beltway before they finally looked through the grass and discovered the manhole which was open.


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Anonymous No. 9818 2017-10-17 : 16:08

He sounds like pickle rick.

Anonymous No. 9852 2017-10-18 : 03:58

Glad they found him

Anonymous No. 9853 2017-10-18 : 03:59

why was he in the manhole?

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