Rescuers stop efforts for recovery of Florida’s sinkhole victim, decides to bring down the house


Officials working towards recovering body of sinkhole victim Jeffery Bush (Seffner) have decided to put the rescue efforts on hold, leaving the body of the victim underneath. The four bedroom home of Bush will be brought down today. The decision was taken not long after two other houses were assessed as compromised by the sinkhole. Florida is prone to such sinkholes because of porous limestone rocks in the region.

Rescuers stop efforts for recovery of Florida’s sinkhole victim, decides to bring down the house-global-annal

“We can no longer sustain the rescue effort. At this point, we have to move beyond the rescue to a demolition phase and securing the site,” said the Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill. Though Bush’s brother tried to save him but he couldn’t succeed. Geotechnical firm Ardaman & Association working on the site considers the possibility of caving-in and going inside as extremely dangerous.

Source: The Tampa Bay Times, BBC

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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