Rescuers Try To Reach Man Swallowed By Sinkhole Under Bedroom

SEFFNER, Fla. (March 1, 2013)—Crews were trying Friday to find a man who was swallowed up by a sinkhole beneath his bedroom near Tampa, Fla.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesman Larry McKinnon said Friday authorities asked sinkhole and engineering experts to come to the home near Tampa.

The experts were using equipment to see if the ground can support the weight of heavy machinery that is needed for the recovery effort.

Jeremy Bush, who was home at the time, says he fears his brother Jeff died.

He said he tried unsuccessfully to save his brother as the man disappeared into the sinkhole Thursday night.

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