Crews Begin Demolition of Florida Home Over Sinkhole

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

 To see the history of this sinkhole and the damage it caused, check out the following stories:

Sinkhole that Swallowed a Florida Man "Unstable"  (Fri., March 1, 2013, 4:16pm)

Florida Sinkhole that Swallowed a Man Grows Deeper (Sat., March 2, 2013, 10:14am)

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - A makeshift memorial for Jeff Bush has been moved to a safer location as crews demolish his Florida home.

The 37-year-old Tampa-area man vanished Thursday night when a deep sinkhole opened underneath his bedroom. Rescuers have detected no signs of life since.

Jeremy Bush, who tried to save his brother, was escorted by a deputy to the front of the house early this morning before the heavy equipment moved into position. He repositioned some flowers from the memorial and knelt with an unidentified women in prayer.

Local officials say crews will try their best to move the house toward the street, so the family can salvage some belongings. Officials and engineers hope to be able to make a better assessment of the sinkhole once the house is removed.

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