Giant Sinkhole Swallows Florida Man
Homes beside the sinkhole evacuated as hole said to be growing
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2013 5:52 AM CST
Updated Mar 1, 2013 7:05 AM CST
A 100-foot-wid sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house near Tampa.   (AreYouinTheKnow)

(Newser) – A giant sinkhole opened up last night under a man's bedroom in Brandon, Florida, swallowing the 34-year-old, who is believed to be dead, reports CNN. The man's brother tried to rescue him from being swallowed by the hole, but was unable to and was pulled away by rescuers himself. Those crews have placed cameras and microphones in the hole, but have been unable to find any traces of the disappeared man, reports the AP.

Engineering officials will return later this morning with more sophisticated monitoring equipment to determine the depth of the sinkhole, which they believe could measure 50 feet. Though the man's bedroom is apparently at its center, CNN explains that much of the ground covering the sinkhole is still in place, but is in danger of collapse. As such, neighbors have been evacuated.

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DougMasters
Mar 1, 2013 6:21 PM CST
he was taken by a government agency involved in a conspiracy of human/alien hybrids. Call Mulder and Scully NOW!
fractal
Mar 1, 2013 2:41 PM CST
The sequester has started. Do we really have money to spend on trying to save this guy? How do we know he isn't on welfare, and already a TAKER?
ppaca
Mar 1, 2013 1:19 PM CST
DATELINE SHANGHAI: A 34 year old Florida man was found outside a drilling operation near this city. He was in a daze, unable to explain how he got there.