Men use magnet, wooden board to fish gun out of portable toilet

By Ben Hooper  |  July 26, 2017 at 2:27 PM
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July 26 (UPI) -- An Alaska gun owner shared video of the delicate and disgusting operation to rescue her gun after it fell into a portable toilet.

The video, captured last week, shows two men working to reach a gun dropped into the waste tank of a portable toilet in Girdwood.

The filmer said she had been taking wedding photos the previous day when her gun clip gave out while she was using the toilet, causing it to plunge into the smelly "abyss."

The video shows the men are eventually able to reach the gun using a magnet attached to a length of wood.

"We live in Alaska, I was taking wedding photos in the wilderness," the filmer wrote. "It was a long day and I decided to use the Porta potty. I ran in quickly without thinking about it, and my gun clip did not hold properly. I felt a 'whoosh' of air and realized that my Ruger had fallen into the abyss of the outhouse. This all happened around midnight and so I left it there overnight, as I live an hour and a half away. The next morning my husband and His friend came along to help retrieve it from the sludge. My husband used a big magnet attached to a 2 x 4 and pulled a gun out."

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