New York City firefighters responded to an unusual call recently when a man crossing the street fell victim to a sinkhole.

A number of social media photos and videos depict 28-year-old Stephen Suarez as he appeared to be sitting in the middle of the road. In fact, his right leg was almost completely lodged within the pavement.

“I thought I was going to fall straight through the ground completely,” Suarez said. “I was like, ‘Oh no, what the hell is about to happen to me?'”

First responders were able to free him without the use of heavy machinery, but he went to a local hospital from the scene with several non-life-threatening

Here’s the video: