A bizarre story coming out of Seffner, Fla. Friday sadly leaves one man presumed dead and a family devastated. A Florida sinkhole inside a home suddenly swallowed up Jeffrey Bush, 37. His brother Jeremy rushed into the bedroom where Jeffrey had been sleeping, trying to save him, but at this time the man is sadly believed to be dead. USA Today shared the details on March 1.
The Florida sinkhole led to the bedroom collapse Thursday night. Investigators are still working in the house, which strangely looks completely normal from the outside. Inside the home, however, there is a sinkhole that is estimated to be about 100 feet in across below the surface and is believed to be at least 50 feet deep. Jeffrey Bush screamed for help Thursday night when the bedroom collapsed, and he is still in the sinkhole.
Investigators have listening devices and cameras in the sinkhole, but sadly no sounds have been heard since overnight. They have been unable to get too close to the Florida sinkhole to try to bring Jeffrey Bush to the surface, given the instability of the space.
Deputy Douglas Duvall got to the home quickly to try to help, and he pulled Jeremy Bush out of the hole where he was frantically trying to rescue his brother. Janell Wheeler was in the home at the time, and she says that it sounded like a car had hit the house when the Florida sinkhole collapsed. The Bush family has owned the house since it was built about 40 years ago, and had no idea there could be an issue like this.