Seffner, Florida: A Florida man screamed for help and disappeared as a large sinkhole opened under his bedroom, his brother said on Friday. No signs of life had been found.
Jeremy Bush heard a loud crash and screaming. He said it took him seconds to get to his brother Jeff's room near midnight on Thursday, but the earth had already swallowed him.
Jeremy Bush said he jumped into the hole and was quickly covered in dirt. An arriving law enforcement officer pulled him to safety.
"When he got there, there was no bedroom left," Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico said. "There was no furniture. All he saw was a piece of the mattress sticking up."
There's been no contact with 36-year-old Jeff Bush since then, and neighbours on both sides of the home have been evacuated.
"We put engineering equipment into the sinkhole and didn't see anything compatible with life," Damico said. But Damico would not say that the man is presumed dead.