Friend saves 3-year-old Hackettstown girl from drowning in old septic tank
A Hackettstown 3-year-old nearly drowned in an old septic tank in a neighbor's backyard.
Allison Machigua was running and playing in the backyard at around 5 p.m. Sunday when she suddenly disappeared into a hole in the ground. Her mother says she fell 10 feet into a ditch.
The girl's family credits Luz Jimenez, who works next door and just happened to hear the little girl's mother screaming.