In the original report, “Florida sinkhole recovery effort ends for man now presumed dead,” Fl. rescue workers have decided to forfeit their attempts to save the body of a local man who vanished into a sinkhole that swallowed his whole bedroom as he slept at home. The house is to be demolished, a public safety officer confirmed this Saturday.
Jeff Bush of Tampa, 36, is now presumed dead after he fell asleep while the other family members in his home were getting ready for bed on Thursday evening when a sudden crash and Jeff screaming alerted the residents something was very wrong.
Authorities have been unable to detect any life signs after listening and video technology were lowered into the hole. The report on the Florida sinkhole recovery ends added in the press release:
"Our data has come back, and there is absolutely no way we can do any kind of recovery without endangering the lives of workers," said Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jessica Dam.
The family had 20 minutes to gather last-minute belongings with the aid of firefighters before being forced to leave the endangered home. The sinkhole continues to pose a threat to a neighboring home as well, and Dam added that the house’s demolition would begin very early this Sunday.
"I really don't think they are going to be able to find him," the brother of Jeff, Jeremy, said on Saturday. He "will be there forever."