A truck hauling away roofing debris needed a little help from a friend Friday morning after its back tires fell through a soft patch of dirt.


A truck hauling away roofing debris needed a little help from a friend Friday morning after its back tires fell through a soft patch of dirt.



"It was completely bottomed out," said Noal Smith, a contractor with Fort Walton Beach Roofing.



Officials from the city of Destin were at the scene and told The Log that the truck was picking up a heavy metal Dumpster from the job site at 612 Harbor Boulevard when the weight of the load caused the left rear wheels of the truck to collapse into septic tank hole that wasn't "properly backfilled."



Looking down the hole, which was roughly a few feet deep, the septic tank was clearly visible.



Smith said his company has been hard at work replacing the roofs on the old harbor front rental cottages that sit across the street from Half Hitch Tackle.



A second truck was used to pull the stuck vehicle out from the hole. There were no injuries.



"It was supposed to be a nice and easy day," Smith said with a chuckle.