Sinkhole home to be demolished
March 3rd, 2013
01:08 AM ET

Sinkhole home to be demolished

Unable to rescue a man devoured by a giant sinkhole, workers will start demolishing his Florida home Sunday - three days after the ground under his bedroom literally opened up and swallowed him whole.

Authorities made the heartbreaking decision to stop the search for Jeff Bush after the odds of survival became abundantly clear.

"We just have not been able to locate Mr. Bush, and so for that reason the rescue effort is being discontinued," Hillsborough County administrator Mike Merrill told reporters Saturday evening. "At this point, it's really not possible to recover the body."

Earlier, authorities warned that the massive hole under Bush's bedroom - about 20 feet wide and 50 to 60 feet deep - was still expanding, and the suburban Tampa house could collapse at any time.

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  1. banasy©

    What a scary thing to happen while sleeping...

    March 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 1608®

    They make it sound like he'll never be found. That being said what happens with the property?

    March 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    It is surprising that Dubya is not doing anything to help his family. I'm sure if a former President really wanted to find his brother in that sinkhole he would do it. He is the former Governor of Florida after all.

    March 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol. That's Jed Bush, but you already knew that, lol...

      March 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |