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

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