Sinkhole sucks Florida man from his bedroom into the earth
Officials and engineers are searching an unstable area of land after a sinkhole enveloped a Florida man’s bedroom in the middle of the night, sucking him down into the earth.
The man has not been heard from since the 20-foot-deep by 20-foot-wide hole opened under part of the Bush family’s Hillsborough County home Thursday night.
“They heard a sound they described as a car crash emanating from the bedroom,” Hillsborough County Fire Chief Ron Rogers said at a Friday morning news conference. “They rushed in. All they could see was part of a mattress sticking out of the hole. The floor ofthe room had opened.”