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Florida Home Where Man Was Swallowed Alive By Sinkhole Being Demolished, Body Still Not Recovered

The house where Jeff Bush, 37, was sucked into the earth is in the process of being knocked down. Authorities hope to get a better look at the sinkhole and finally reclaim Bush, who is presumed dead. Demolition crews are attempting to save as many family keepsakes as possible during the sensitive operation. The demolition will be completed today.

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A crowd gathers at the home of Jeff Bush after he was consumed by a sinkhole while lying in bed on the night of March 1, 2013 in Seffner, Florida. First responders were not able to reach Bush after he disappeared and now say it is a recovery mission.


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