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Fri., March 1, 2013, 12:31 p.m.

Florida man swallowed by sinkhole

SEFFNER, Fla. — A huge sinkhole opened up under a man’s bedroom and swallowed him as he screamed for help. He was missing and feared dead today.

Officials lowered equipment into the sinkhole but didn’t see any sign of life. Jeremy Bush, who was at the home near Tampa, said it took him only seconds to get to his brother’s room about 11 p.m. Thursday. He jumped into the hole and dirt was quickly up to his neck.

“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. “But I just couldn’t do nothing.” Read more.

Oh my goodness! Will this make you think twice before falling asleep tonight?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.