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A large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house near Tampa, trapping a 34-year-old man in the rubble.The home collapsed late Thursday in a Brandon neighborhood. By early Friday, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials determined the home had become too unstable to continue rescue efforts.
Fire rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico said Bracken Engineering officials determined the home's bedroom is the center of the sinkhole, which measures about 100 feet across.
Listening devices and cameras were placed in the hole but there had been no contact with the missing man by early Friday.
Engineers condemned the house, reports CBS Tampa aff
Originally posted by Kadmiel
this is actually happening right down the road from where i work the latest reports is that the guy was in bed when the sicnkhole opened up the brother jumped into help him and was traped himself the deputy helped the first brother out and the second is still trapped and they can hear him yelling if it sinks any farther it may not be enough to get him out. The sink hole has already widen passed the point where it has swallowed some of the rescue equipment that was set up to retrieve the other brother.
Originally posted by Infi8nity
I dont understand why their are 2 post about the same topic and why they are both on the new topic page.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
I find it somewhat strange that a sink hole opens up in Florida, down which a U.S. citizen seems to have been dragged, and no one is prepared to go down there and do what must be done, and yet the U.S. was happy enough to send a rescue team to Chile to extract some of thier citizens.
Get the people that dealt with that mess down to Florida maybe?