New Sinkhole in Same Fla. Town Where Man Was Killed

Two homes were evacuated as a precaution

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:11 PM PDT
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Rescuers Stop Search for Man Swallowed by Sinkhole

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

A new sinkhole has been found in Seffner between two houses.

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Rescuers Stop Search for Man Swallowed by Sinkhole

The effort to find the body of Jeff Bush – who was swallowed by a sinkhole under his home in Seffner, Florida – was called off Saturday. Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill, the victim's brother Jeremy Bush, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Deputy Douglas Duvall and family friend Wanda Carter spoke about the effort.
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Just weeks after a sinkhole swallowed a Florida man, killing him in his sleep in his Seffner home, another sinkhole has opened between two houses in the same town.

The latest sinkhole appeared on Saturday and is estimated to be about 8 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep, according to WFLA.

Both homes on either side of the hole were evacuated as a precaution.

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Seffner is the town where 37-year-old Jeff Bush was swallowed by a sinkhole that completely demolished his bedroom three weeks ago. Five others who were in the house escaped unharmed.

That sinkhole was estimated to be 20 feet wide and 20 feet deep. The house was later demolished.

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