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Missing Man Found Waist-Deep In Sewage In Fairfield

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Fairfield Police Department Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New York man visiting his sister during the holiday weekend ended up waist-deep in “dark-colored slime” at the Fairfield sewage treatment plant Sunday, police said.

A Cummings Avenue woman called police around 4 a.m. because she was worried that her 27-year-old brother, who is out of work, spent the day drinking beer, went out for a walk an hour earlier and had not returned, police said.

Fairfield Police contacted police in Suffolk County, where the brother lives, and brought in a K9 unit to try to track him as part of their investigation, police said.

Around 5:30 a.m. a Department of Public Works employee called police to report a suspicious man going into the sewage treatment plant. Officers on the scene found the New York man, shoeless and with ripped clothing, inside a security fence and standing up to his waist in sewage, police said.

The man told police he was “very depressed,” according to the report.

He was transported without incident to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for evaluation, police said.

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