Florida sinkhole recovery effort ends; neighbors evacuated

Posted at 6:44 PM, Mar 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-02 23:24:50-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA (PIX11)– A sinkhole that swallowed the bedroom of a Florida man, killing him, is growing and forcing more evacuations.

The sinkhole opened up late Thursday night sucking in Jeff Bush’s bedroom.

Rescue workers haven’t been able to go in and retrieve his body because the ground is too unstable.

The operation has been changed into to a demolition phase.

Now officials say the sinkhole is growing and threatening a neighboring home.

Hillsborough County is part of an area known as “sinkhole alley” that accounts for two-thirds of reported sinkholes in the state.