On Monday, two miles away from the sinkhole tragedy, the earth caved in again. The residents of nearby Cedar Tree Lane are now afraid that the 5-foot-deep 12-foot wide sinkhole could grow, endangering their residents.
Seffner is a town that's really on edge. Residents fear that the tragedy that happened to 37 year old Jeff Bush while he slept in his bed could happen again. The sinkhole, which measured about 30 feet wide and 100 fee deep, expands underground and could reach underneath two neighboring homes putting both of them at risk.
While the crews demolished Bush's house, they collected what was hanging on the wall – his jacket and hat. His brother Jeremy stated that he needed them for closure.
Jeremy Bush's grief now turns to frustration and asks why his brother's body can't be recovered from the sinkhole.
Authorities say, “Putting people in harm's way any loss of life, any additional loss of life would've made this tragedy even worse,” said William Puz, Hillsborough County spokesman.