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.FULL STORY