Sinkhole Opens Underneath A Bedroom, Swallowing A Man Asleep In His Bed [VIDEO]
Can you imagine sleeping in your bed, all to be awaken by the ground opening up underneath you and sucking you down? That's exactly what happened to a Florida man last week.
One minute he's sleeping, the next he's being sucked down a sink hole never to to be seen again. What a honorable way to die. Jeff Bush, 37, was declared "presumed dead" by the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials as workers abandoned any hope of recovering his body.
Bush, was a landscaper who mowed highway medians for a living and had only been living in the home for two months. He moved into the four-bedroom with his brother, Jeremy and four others. He disappeared into the hole that opened up under his bedroom on Thursday night. His brother Jeremy said he was preparing for bed when he heard a loud crash and his brother screaming. "I'm the only one who tried to get him out." Jeremy said.
Demolition crews resumed work on Monday of this week at the mans Tampa-area home. The only goal was to demolish the rest of the house so that efforts could begin to stabilize the sinkhole. According to Hillsborough spokesman William Puz, a spokesman for Hillsborough County the hole was about 30 feet wide and 60 feet deep and filled with clay and debris.
Jessica Damico of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said two nearby houses have also had to be evacuated because the sinkhole has weakened the ground underneath them as well. To make matters worse, they more than likely will never be allowed inside them again.
As the sinkhole continues to expand, engineers placed listening devices, microphones, ground-penetrating radar and other equipment testing the soil on the site to seek a safety zone to work, clear debris and see if they can hear any sign of life below, which they haven't gotten yet.
So you'll know, sinkholes in Florida are common and are caused by the state's porous geological bedrock, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. As acidic rainwater filters into the ground, it dissolves the rock, causing erosion that can lead to underground caverns, which cause sinkholes when they collapse.
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