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PORTLAND Girl Swallowed by Sinkhole

By Jackie Burrell
Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 12:30 pm in Just Bizarre.

baseball OK, it’s not April Fool’s Day yet. We checked after reading about the Portland, Oregon baseball diamond that swallowed a girl. Yes, really. The 9-year-old had just hit the ball and was running to first, when a 16 to 20-ft sinkhole suddenly opened under the baseline and Paje Wiklund disappeared from sight, landing, fortunately, on an old pipe which saved her from plummeting to the bottom of what appears to be an abandoned septic system. Another child ran for help, while a 10-year-old reached in and pulled Paje to safety.

Jeez. Maybe we’ll just sit here this weekend and watch TV. It’s safer…

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