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Florida man vanishes after being sucked into sinkhole under his bedroom
miamiherald.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | Miami Herald

Posted on 03/01/2013 7:51:50 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

SEFFNER -- A sheriff's deputy plucked a man from an expanding sinkhole, but neither was able to save the man's brother from being sucked into the rubble, authorities said.

Early Friday, authorities said the site at 240 Faithway Drive had become too unstable to continue rescue efforts and the focus would instead shift to a recovery operation.

The sinkhole opened late Thursday in the home's backyard, swallowing one of the home's four bedrooms.

Someone called 911, and a deputy reportedly found Jeremy Bush trying to pull his brother, Jeffrey, out of the hole when he arrived.

The deputy pulled Jeremy from the growing hole.

But Jeffrey Bush, 36, disappeared into the rubble.

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TOPICS: US: Florida
KEYWORDS: seffner; sinkhole
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1 posted on 03/01/2013 7:51:53 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Can Doomberg blame this on obesity ?


2 posted on 03/01/2013 7:56:18 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

It was due to the sequester cuts to the anti sinkhole program.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 7:58:16 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Why couldn’t that have been Soros?


4 posted on 03/01/2013 7:58:34 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

wow...

Numbers 16:31-33
31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions. 33 They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 7:59:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
it has proven somewhat common for sinkholes to open in Central Florida and swallow cars and houses

Marking florida off my vacation list.

6 posted on 03/01/2013 7:59:00 AM PST by bgill
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Most Florida homes are built on slabs. Probably the case here. Wouldn’t the rebar embedded the concrete tend to span sinkholes until the void became so large that the design loads were exceeded? Watch for building codes make every house slab self supporting from the perimeter of the home. Might become costly.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 7:59:46 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

this is an odd story, would like to know more about the man and his family living in the house.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 8:04:44 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: George from New England
Wouldn’t the rebar embedded the concrete tend to span sinkholes until the void became so large that the design loads were exceeded?

Yes, but the foundation was designed to be supported by soil throughout the entire base. It quickly exceeds design without that support. It was a slab, not a bridge.

Watch for building codes make every house slab self supporting from the perimeter of the home.

Maybe they will also pass legislation that requires sinkholes to only form inside the perimeter of the home and forbid any sinkholes that form on the edges.

These sink holes rarely reach the surface and stay small. It is foolish to think you are going to design to keep the foundation intact while the soil continues to cave away.

9 posted on 03/01/2013 8:07:05 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sometimes,, it’s just not your day.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 8:07:45 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: thackney

Insurance adjuster ...

The lost life is not covered by the policy but the clothing the victim was wearing at the time will be reimbursed. Here is $10.


11 posted on 03/01/2013 8:09:53 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

On the upside, the family saved the cost of burial.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 8:11:17 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: shankbear

Bush doomed by Bush’s fault.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 8:11:47 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DesertRhino

Dude, that’s some really bad karma.


14 posted on 03/01/2013 8:12:43 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Sucks to be you!”


15 posted on 03/01/2013 8:13:43 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: MrB
You misspelled Koran...

Yes I know you didn't, but I couldn't resist, I simply couldn't

16 posted on 03/01/2013 8:14:01 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void

heh... blame Moses or one of those guys.


17 posted on 03/01/2013 8:15:37 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: shankbear; All
"It was due to the sequester cuts to the anti sinkhole program."



18 posted on 03/01/2013 8:18:14 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: OKRA2012

You are one hateful son of a bitch, aren’t you?


19 posted on 03/01/2013 8:21:55 AM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That sucks.


20 posted on 03/01/2013 8:22:52 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: George from New England

It happened in Florida, so I don’t think Bloomberg gets a say in it.


21 posted on 03/01/2013 8:24:24 AM PST by Xenalyte (Settle down, Beavis.)
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To: bgill; Berlin_Freeper

“it has proven somewhat common for sinkholes to open in Central Florida and swallow cars and houses”

Typical media, Ive lived in Fl since 1969. These sink holes usually take days or weeks to get to the point where they will swallow a home or car. It’s not like an earthquake where it happens all of a sudden. I don’t pretend to be an expert and maybe this one did open up all at once but it doesn’t sound like the usual scenario.

Also, it’s not just central Fl, it happens all over FL.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 8:27:01 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Look for libs to laugh because it happened to the ‘Bush family.’


23 posted on 03/01/2013 8:27:56 AM PST by mrreaganaut (Coolidge 2016!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

God please comfort the man who was trying to rescue his brother. Have mercy on the man who was buried alive.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 8:29:02 AM PST by married21
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To: V_TWIN
Spread out pretty far.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 8:43:20 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: OKRA2012
The silly part is they are doing a 'recovery effort' which means digging up the body from one piece of dirt, so they can bury him under another piece of dirt.

My kids would just erect a small, inexpensive monument over the first pile of dirt I was buried under.

/johnny

26 posted on 03/01/2013 8:44:23 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: longfellowsmuse; All
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27 posted on 03/01/2013 8:47:00 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: married21

I can’t imagine the horror that must have been. Like the mothers whose children were pulled out of their arms by floodwaters or a tornado.

I think the grace and love of God, together with the hope of being reunited in Heaven, would be all that would get a person through something like that. So Lord, please give this family everything they need to get through this sorrow. Amen.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 8:51:51 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t want to be a scold, but this man lost his brother in a freak event and a certain portion of the comments here make me sick. My little brother died from cancer ten years ago at age 49 and there was nothing funny about it. I think about him every single day of my life.


29 posted on 03/01/2013 8:54:37 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: V_TWIN
These sink holes usually take days or weeks to get to the point where they will swallow a home or car.

Apparently he was sleeping directly above the hole and his bedroom floor collapsed, although the rest of the house remained standing.

Do sinkholes in FL usually appear after heavy rainfall?

30 posted on 03/01/2013 8:57:19 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

Do sinkholes in FL usually appear after heavy rainfall?

I do believe that could be a contributing factor


31 posted on 03/01/2013 9:06:27 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All
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32 posted on 03/01/2013 9:07:59 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: thackney

Wouldn’t it be easier to simply outlaw sinkholes?

/sarc


33 posted on 03/01/2013 9:14:07 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“Hi. My name is Boris, and I sell bi-lingual caution tape.”


34 posted on 03/01/2013 9:14:52 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew (double trouble, here we come)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Looks like the ‘ol F150 might need a pan gasket!


35 posted on 03/01/2013 9:23:06 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“My kids would just erect a small, inexpensive monument over the first pile of dirt I was buried under”

Two popsicle sticks made into a cross, JR? ... quick n’easy.


36 posted on 03/01/2013 9:25:58 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: bgill

But we have bath salts, alligators, poisonous snakes, and lots of sexual predators...


37 posted on 03/01/2013 9:33:58 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

tragic


38 posted on 03/01/2013 9:37:11 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: dainbramaged
“a certain portion of the comments here make me sick. “

Yep.
Many things can be joked about; but posters need to think like a reasonable adult at the appropriate times.

39 posted on 03/01/2013 9:42:34 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: dainbramaged; rhoda_penmark
A lot of freepers are just jackasses...it's always been this way.

As a southerner I have listened to the vilest snottiest more arrogant smears one could imagine for a so called conservative forum

really we are all here for a couple of things:

News of Interest

The option to spout off about it to feel like we are doing something whilst we often feel impotent about our country in decline

but probably most decent folks here have their circle of posters they like and follow and probably know personal info about and just share some parts of their lives together through this association...this is likely the main reason that keeps folks here

the smartassed callous stuff is probably male...younger single cubs just showing off

the forum is overwhelmingly made up of middle and older women at home...many divorced or widowed...I don't see them showing out like this

anyhow...they will call it gallows humour while totally ignorant of what that term really is...where I am from we call it “tacky”

40 posted on 03/01/2013 9:48:01 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

Yeah. I wouldn’t call it “hate.” It’s just callous, ignorant, unfeeling, inhuman jackasses, acting like callous, ignorant, unfeeling, inhuman jackasses.

What a horrible thing, for the entire family. They are apparently still searching for the missing brother and have not given up hope yet. It might be that he is still alive. I would say it’s unlikely, but people have survived unlikely things before. Prayers for the whole family.


41 posted on 03/01/2013 11:43:50 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Listened to the video here:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/01/17145165-sinkhole-sucks-florida-man-from-his-bedroom-into-the-earth?lite

It doesn’t sound likely to me that they will recover Jeffrey Bush alive.


42 posted on 03/01/2013 11:51:54 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: longfellowsmuse; OKRA2012

I hate to say it, but you guys are jerks.

This was a very modest and, judging by the tattoos, a somewhat downwardly mobile white family living a very modest house in a very modest neighborhood.

So that means you should laugh at them or their deaths?


43 posted on 03/01/2013 12:04:48 PM PST by livius
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To: wardaddy

For most of my 53 years, I have lived in or, at least, had family in Florida. I believe this is the first fatal sinkhole I have heard about. I do know that with the lowering water table in Florida, they have become more common.


44 posted on 03/01/2013 12:35:51 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: livius

umm... I merely said I would like to know more about the family. I did no laughing . don’t know how that warrants me a jerk as nothing was implied by my question.


45 posted on 03/01/2013 12:44:48 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Because people here always laugh at “white trash,” which is probably what these people were, or at least marginally, and I thought you were doing that too.

My apologies if that’s not what you meant.


46 posted on 03/01/2013 12:55:57 PM PST by livius
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To: wardaddy

Thanks for the reply but I think it’s obvious I wasn’t speaking to you.


47 posted on 03/01/2013 12:57:20 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: thackney

OK, that’s alarming. Its like Central Florida is getting sucked down into the void.


48 posted on 03/01/2013 1:04:53 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: rhoda_penmark
it's called a courtesy ping hon....those listed after the first addressee

Its quite common to ping relevant parties on a thread especially if you are in agreement as we are....and a few others i see

I don't courtesy ping those i disagree with

Why invite heartburn

I don't know why some delight in tragedy

And I'm glad u don't

49 posted on 03/01/2013 1:37:30 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I feel awful for the man and his family. What a terrifying way to die.


50 posted on 03/01/2013 7:25:24 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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