BREAKING: Sinkhole Swallows Florida Man While Sleeping In Bed! Hole Is 100 Feet Across and Growing.
A loud crash, and then nothing: Sinkhole swallows Florida man
A Florida man fell into a sinkhole that opened suddenly beneath the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home, calling out to his brother for help as he fell, a fire department spokeswoman said Friday.
“I heard a loud crash, like a car coming through the house,” the man’s brother, Jeremy Bush, told CNN affiliate WFTS. “I heard my brother screaming and I ran back there and tried going inside his room, but my old lady turned the light on and all I seen was this big hole, a real big hole, and all I saw was his mattress.”
Bush frantically tried to rescue his brother, Jeff Bush, standing in the hole and digging at the rubble with a shovel until police arrived and pulled him out, saying the floor was still collapsing.
“I thought I heard him holler for me to help him,” the man tearfully told WFTS.
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A 36-year-old man is presumed dead after a sinkhole opened up beneath his feet and the floor gave way in his home.
The sinkhole is reportedly growing and rescue crews have called off the search for fear of their safety.
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