There was still no sign Saturday of a 37-year-old Florida man swallowed by a sinkhole that appeared under his bedroom, an official said, as engineers resumed testing on the unstable ground around the "chasm."
Jeffrey Bush has not been heard from since the hole appeared at about 11 p.m. ET Thursday in Seffner, near Tampa. He is feared to have been killed.
Authorities have said the hole, which was originally 30 feet deep, was “seriously unstable.” A 100-foot safety zone was set up around it Friday and homes near the hole were evacuated for fear of a sudden collapse.
Jessica Damico, public relations officer for Hillsborough County Fire Department, said Saturday that experts resumed working at the site at 7 a.m. ET.
“Right now they are still looking at soil samples and drilling and looking for stability, so they can find the edge of the sinkhole,” she said by phone from the scene.
She said the sinkhole originally seemed to be about 30 feet deep, but said that it now appeared to be about 15 feet. However she added the actual depth of unstable ground was unclear.
Damico said there was still no sign of Jeffrey Bush.
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