Video News Source [Inside Edition] : An 83-year-old elderly man was just trying to get to Staten Island University Hospital in New York City when he decided to take what he thought was a shortcut through a marsh. Mistaking it for solid ground, the man tried to cut through but instead ended up sinking in. “States he’s next to the parking garage area. States he’s sinking. States the water is up to his neck,” a dispatcher can be heard saying after he called for help.