Sinkhole swallows a Florida man in his sleep

March 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A massive rescue effort is underway this morning after a sinkhole swallowed a man while he slept.

Engineers are back at this Florida house where 37-year-old Jeff Bush vanished. The earth opened up and took bush and everything else in his bedroom.

Five other people were in the house but managed to escape unharmed.

Bush's brother jumped into the hole to try to help, but he had to be rescued himself by a sheriff's deputy.

The victim's brother Jeremy Bush said, "I didn't see any part of him when I went in there. All I seen was his bed. I told my father-in-law to grab a shovel so I could start digging. I started digging and started digging and the cop showed up and pulled me out of the hole and told me the floor was still falling in."

Engineers say they have to be extremely careful because the entire house is vulnerable.

Two nearby houses were evacuated and officials are considering even more evacuations.

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