FW Man Falls Into Hole While Walking to Buy Lottery Ticket

A Fort Worth man is lucky to be alive after he disappeared during a walk to buy a lottery ticket, police say.

Acension Garcia, 69, was reported missing by his family on Monday after he didn't return home.

He left his house that evening to walk to a neighborhood store to buy a lottery ticket.

As the intense search began for the man, Officer Dustin Shaw discovered a large, open construction hole near the area where they believed Garcia was walking.

Garcia was found at the bottom of the seven-foot hole, lying in shallow water. He was OK, but scared and cold.

NBC 5's Scott Gordon contributed to this report.

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