Long Island, NY - Amiri Zeqiri, 17, was just doing his job Sunday evening when his life was cut short in one of the most horrifying, disgusting and unimaginable manners possible. Amiri, who was employed by Dunkin’ Donuts, was taking out the trash that evening when he tumbled 20-feet down into an open cesspool. His cousin, 14-year-old Faton Zeqiri, was inside the donut shop at the time and realized something was wrong when Amiri failed to return from his errand. He soon found Amiri stuck in about 8 feet of water and waste. Faton attempted to pull Amiri out of the muck, but was unsuccessful. When the younger boy returned with help, Amiri was struggling to stay afloat. “I think I broke my arm. I feel blood running,“ he shouted to his would-be rescuers. “I don’t want to let go. I don’t want to let go.” Ohmyfuckinggod. When rescue personnel arrived on scene, they pulled Amiri from the pit and transported him to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was too late. Amiri Zeqiri was pronounced dead at 10:10 p.m.
Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first death by cesspool in Long Island. In 2001, a man was practicing archery in his backyard with his two children when an 18-foot cesspool caved in and swallowed him. In 2006, a woman went to check on her elderly aunt and found her in a 10-foot-deep cesspool in the front yard of her home. In 2007, a man was killed after driving his riding lawnmower into one. As far as this particular cesspool is concerned, authorities don’t believe the manhole cover was purposely removed and theorize that a snowplow may have jarred the cover loose. Even so, the investigation continues.Tags: cesspool, Drowning, Long Island, New York