The Florida sinkhole that claimed the life of a 37 year-old man will most likely end up being his final resting place. The body of Jeff Bush will probably never be found, according to “Fox and Friends” live on Monday morning March 4, 2013. The Bush family house went under demolition Sunday, with plans to have the sinkhole uncovered sometime today, as they finish taking the house down.
The workers came in with heavy machines and dragged part of the house they were dismantling to solid ground. This was so some of the personal items inside could be retrieved and handed back to the family. The gaping hole not only claimed the family’s loved one, but many of their household items were also sucked into the abyss.
Authorities expect to have the sinkhole completely uncovered on Monday, which will allow the experts to get a better handle on how to secure the area and fill in the hole. The engineers will be able to see the sinkhole more clearly once it is out in the open.
Homes adjacent to the Bush house have been evacuated as officials now report that the sinkhole has "compromised" those homes, according to CBS News on Monday. It is unclear if they can be saved at this time.
Jeff Bush was asleep in his bed on Thursday night when the family heard what sounded like a car crash. This was followed by screams from Jeff. Hid brother, Jeremy Bush, ran to the bedroom only to find the room had been swallowed by a gaping hole in the floor. All he could see was a part of the mattress of the bed. Jeremy jumped into the hole and desperately started digging to try and save his brother, but this was to no avail.
When the first responders arrived, they ordered everyone out of the house and they had to rescue Jeremy from the sinkhole as it was closing in on him. It looks as if the site of the Bush home will become the permanent resting place for Jeff Bush. According to the experts that appeared on “Fox and Friends Weekend,” the chance of anyone rebuilding on that spot are slim. Most likely once the house is removed, the parcel of land will stay vacant.