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Man Vanishes Into Sinkhole

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A Florida man has disappeared into a 20ft-deep (6m) sinkhole that swallowed up a bedroom in his house.


Jeffrey Bush, 36, is presumed dead after rescue crews failed to make contact with him.


Officials in the town near Tampa have postponed further rescue efforts until they determine how much of the ground under the house is compromised.


Sinkholes are common in certain parts of Florida, Hillsborough County's fire chief said.


"Florida essentially sits on a system of caverns," Chief Ron Rogers said, saying water erosion in the caverns causes them to collapse and sinkholes to form on the surface.


The sinkhole is currently 30ft wide and 20ft deep, but officials have established a 100ft-wide safety zone, fearing the top of the sinkhole is growing. All they could see was a part of a mattress sticking out of the hole”


Ron Rogers Hillsborough County fire chief, "We don't know how stable the house is," Chief Rogers said, adding that additional parts of the home began to collapse into the ground while rescuers were inside.



Jeffrey Bush's brother Jeremy told rescue crews he heard a loud crash near midnight on Thursday, then his brother screaming for help.


He said he jumped into the hole but couldn't see his brother.


"The floor was still giving in and the dirt was still going down, but I didn't care. I wanted to save my brother,'' he said, choking back tears outside a neighbour's house.


Can you imagine


One minute you are laying in bed


Next minute you are 30ft underground


They said on BBC news like 4am that they had cameras 30ft deep and there was no sign off life or even a person


So im guessing it could be even deeper then 40ft


What a way to go

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Boy if I was a kid in Florida I'd be having nightmares about this shit

His brother actually jumped into the whole as well

Heard about this last night on the news while I was lean

Just say there like..........fuck :blink:

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whats a good death?


(I ask as I consider it somewhat live in the sense that its obscure. Imagine that RAPID DROP, and one is gone).



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Would you rather die instantly from a car crash, or die after hard suffering from cancer for somewhere between 6-12 months.

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