A Long Island, N.Y., man heading out to his lawn for his morning paper made headlines himself this weekend when he was swallowed up by an 8-foot sinkhole.

Michael Ciron, of Oceanside, was not seriously injured in the fall and even boasted that he held on to the newspaper, Newsday reported.

The 80-year-old was later rescued by fire crews using a harness after his 24-year-old daughter heard his screams for help from the large hole.

As for the origins of the sinkhole, both father and daughter told Newsday that they believe it may have been the remnants of an old well or cesspool.