Florida Sinkhole That Swallowed Man Returns

Sinkhole opens on spot Jeffrey Bush disappeared in 2013
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2015 11:12 AM CDT
Florida Sinkhole That Swallowed Man Returns
This video image shows an aerial photo of the original sinkhole that opened in Seffner, Fla., in 2013.   (AP Photo/ABC Action News-WFTS TV)

Florida emergency responders say another sinkhole has opened in the exact location where a hole opened in March 2013 and swallowed a man as he slept in bed. Ronnie Rivera of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says the hole, around 20 feet in diameter, opened up again in Seffner, east of Tampa. After the 2013 tragedy involving Jeffrey Bush—whose body was never recovered—officials razed the home and two adjacent homes. The new sinkhole is on a vacant lot that's now surrounded by a metal fence. Rivera says that no one has been injured and no nearby homes have been evacuated. (More Florida sinkhole stories.)

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