Not your typical sinkhole
Officials return to 20 foot hole
- Duration 3:15
- Date Mar 2, 2013
Officials return to 20 foot hole
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You're listening to the 911 call that unfolded on Thursday down there in south -- Florida where a guy Jeff bush was sleeping in his bed at the time and the floor just opened up beneath him -- collapses down into the floor screams are heard his brother comes into the rescue and is also sort of sucked into the hole.
Police have to come in and try to rescue him out of all of this hour we still don't know he's -- what's unfortunate presumed.
But investigators here's a problem.
They can't get into the house and do an effective job of actually getting into this area because it's so unstable.
Right so -- -- -- could widen and -- we obviously in the news to cheer about sink holes from time to time -- some fancy cars.
Swallowed up in them but we've never really explored what it is we had an expert on earlier to help us understand.
Wide users are dangerous.
The difficulty that you have in this particular situation.
Is the fact that it's happened -- in the confines of -- house so it makes that it's reconnaissance that information gathering.
And an actual rescue if it were to -- to occur.
Is actually not as uncommon as you might think -- it's not course prompt people to be swallowed up by the Europe while sleeping sink holes are quite common.
And there are especially common a number of states including Florida Texas Alabama Missouri Kentucky Tennessee Pennsylvania.
And the reason is these are states that have either had a lot of mining like Pennsylvania or or that have heavy limestone deposits limestone.
-- roads over time over thousands -- millions of years and these caverns form.
Underground often unbeknownst to people who live above them and sometimes they give way.
Yeah and unfortunately when they're not really sure that the houses next to -- Bush's house right now have had to be evacuated.
And investigators there are drilling in -- because of these natural depressions to see if those houses are also unstable.
Of course reporters -- having to step back and be on the other side of the street.
And using some of this geological equipment and engineering equipment to send in there.
It's not normal that missing -- I guess occurs inside someone's house.
Might occur outside of the house.
So in this situation they're having easy they're worried at this whole house could collapse what do you have concerns if you live next door.
-- I would ask especially when you've been evacuated in the middle of the night and you're told you have to get out your house -- your house may also be on shaky ground.
Right Jeff bush is just my six years old he said he's presumed dead but they are gonna try.
To do us some sort of rescue still this morning they can get in -- but it sounds like once a sinkhole -- it's a little like quicksand where you can't.
Gets you can't.
But he made some things you could see from the pictures this simple easy inside the house yet.
-- you know just sleeping and -- all of sudden vanishing down that hole it's an unbelievable so we'll have more on this and live reports throughout the day as investigators try to get in there.
At some point --