Still missing, after rescue efforts concluded on Saturday for a 36-year-old Florida man swallowed by a sinkhole that appeared under his bedroom, official said, as engineers continued testing the unstable ground around the “chasm.”
The victim, Jeffrey Bush, has not been heard from since the hole appeared at about 11 p.m. ET Thursday in Seffner, near Tampa. He is feared to have been killed.
Authorities have said the hole, which was originally 30 feet deep, was “seriously unstable.” A 100-foot safety zone was set up around it Friday and homes near the hole were evacuated for fear of a sudden collapse.
The sinkhole now poses a safety risk to the residence next door, said Hillsborough County Fire Rescue public information officer Ronnie Rivera at a noon press conference on Saturday. Family members would be allowed to enter briefly along with emergency personnel to recover belongings, Rivera said.