Anorak News | Man swallowed whole by dreadful sinkhole

Man swallowed whole by dreadful sinkhole

by | 1st, March 2013

NATURE has a way of showing mankind just who is boss. Throw all the detritus in the sea and it’ll slap you with a flood. Christ knows what must of happened to result in the poor sod who went missing this week after a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom in Tampa… and he hasn’t been seen since.

The man’s brother told rescue teams that he heard a loud crash around and then heard his brother screaming for help.

“When he got there, there was no bedroom left,” Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico said. “There was no furniture. All he saw was a piece of the mattress sticking up.”


The brother called 911 while desperately trying to help his sibling, before emergency services arrived and yoinked the brother from the house while it was still collapsing.

“We put engineering equipment into the sinkhole and didn’t see anything compatible with life,” Damico said, but refused to say that the man had perished.

Damico said that at the surface, she estimates the sinkhole is around 30 feet across, but below the surface, it is more likely to be around 100 feet wide.

“The entire house is on the sinkhole,” Damico said.

Buyer beware.

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