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Fatal sink hole grows in Placer County
Sacramento Bee ^ | April 23, 2006 | By Matt Weiser -- Bee Staff Writer

Posted on 04/23/2006 7:23:38 PM PDT by formercalifornian

A giant sinkhole that swallowed an Alta man in his living room Friday night was still growing Sunday, precluding rescuers from recovering the victim. Family friend Rick Armstrong said the missing man is presumed to be Jason Chellew, 32, though he deferred to authorities for an official identification.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fatal; mining; sinkhole
Hmmm. Something you don't see every day.
1 posted on 04/23/2006 7:23:42 PM PDT by formercalifornian
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To: formercalifornian

Yup, have to read the article. I was starting to get scared it was gonna happen here.


2 posted on 04/23/2006 7:30:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: formercalifornian
Most likely an old mine shaft,Alta was a vast mining area during the mid 1800's.
3 posted on 04/23/2006 7:31:53 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (what he felt when he shot the insurgent with his sniper rifle he responded..."f**king recoil...what)
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To: formercalifornian
The victim was relaxing in his living room and reportedly heard creaking noises. He sprang up and ran across the room just as the floor opened beneath him.

Every day we read about some dumb schmuck doing something stupid and getting himself killed......but every so often, some poor, innocent guy minding his own business is in the wrong place at the wrong time. It could be any one of us.....

4 posted on 04/23/2006 7:35:28 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: formercalifornian

Wow, bummers of a way to go.


5 posted on 04/23/2006 7:37:36 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: formercalifornian

Hmm. You know you're not living right when a sinkhole swallows your recliner and your living room with you in them.


6 posted on 04/23/2006 7:37:48 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: formercalifornian
Something you don't see every day.

And, apparently, neither did he.

7 posted on 04/23/2006 7:38:16 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: formercalifornian

Just how go they expwct to identify him if he got sucked away?


8 posted on 04/23/2006 7:42:40 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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9 posted on 04/23/2006 7:45:26 PM PDT by formercalifornian (One nation, under whatever popular fad comes to mind at the moment, indivisible...)
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To: formercalifornian

Dang, I'll remember this story next time I complain about the cable TV going on the fritz or my sports team losing.


10 posted on 04/23/2006 7:47:35 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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good one formercalifornian


11 posted on 04/23/2006 7:48:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: formercalifornian

Im glad I dont live in a place where suddenly the Earth could just swallow you up, that or being eaten by animals.


12 posted on 04/23/2006 7:50:04 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Muleteam1

Thank You, I needed a good laugh.


13 posted on 04/23/2006 8:04:29 PM PDT by No2much3 (I did not ask for this user name, but I will keep it !)
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To: Muleteam1

It rains on the just and on the unjust.

Some days, it pours.


14 posted on 04/23/2006 8:05:00 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: formercalifornian

Like something from a horror movie.

When I read the first lines of that article, I actually thought it was a comic spoof. Then I realised it wasn't.


15 posted on 04/23/2006 8:16:31 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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What was the sci-fi movie with Reba McIntyre as a survivalist?

Michael Frazier
16 posted on 04/23/2006 8:40:02 PM PDT by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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giant sinkhole that swallowed an Alta man in his living room Friday night

My Grandma used to tell us that things like that happened to bad little boys.


17 posted on 04/23/2006 8:55:52 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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To: brazzaville

Tremors!!

18 posted on 04/23/2006 9:00:47 PM PDT by TightyRighty
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To: formercalifornian

Sorry folks. I do not see that this is something to make jokes about.


19 posted on 04/23/2006 9:14:23 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time," Lincoln)
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To: Onelifetogive
He sprang up and ran across the room just as the floor opened beneath him.

How do we know this?

Was someone else (not mentioned) there with him? how did this person escape?

Otherwise, he could have just been sitting on the couch when he got swallowed up...

20 posted on 04/23/2006 9:39:57 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: CurlyDave

Good question.


21 posted on 04/23/2006 11:23:19 PM PDT by DB ()
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