Jeff Bush, a 36-year-old man living in Florida, is now presumed dead after a sinkhole opened up in his bedroom and swallowed him. The disastrous event took place while he was still sleeping. His brother heard Jeff screaming but he wasn’t able to pull him out. After the officials from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue arrived at the house, they managed to save only Jeff’s brother.
The state of Florida is plagued with sinkhole erosion. One of the vastest examples in the history of sinkholes caused serious damage to Florida : the Agrico Gypsum Stack from 1994 which was later nicknamed “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
Sinkholes form all over the world for various reasons. Running underground waters, erosion of the bedrock or even the collapsing of a sewer could open up a sinkhole. People all over the world have different names for them : black holes, blue holes, tiankengs and cenotes are just some of the terms describing different kinds of sinkholes.