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.
Shaw jumped in to help and called for assistance.
Garcia is home now. His family says he is very grateful
NBC 5's Scott Gordon contributed to this report.