The man, in his late 60s, did a “backwards somersault” into the plot after slipping and lay stricken for more than half an hour.
He was leaving a burial service when he plunged into the newly dug neighbouring grave.
A witness said: “Because it was on a slope, he did a backwards somersault.
"Everyone was shocked but because the emergency services came we all left.”
He added a number of people stayed at the graveside with him at Treorchy Cemetery in South Wales.
A fire and rescue spokesman said equipment including support ropes were used.
The man was then treated by medics.
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