Florida Man Swallowed by Sinkhole Feared Dead
A man swallowed by sinkhole under his bedroom in Florida is believed dead, authorities said early Friday, after monitoring equipment found no signs of life.
The 36-year-old “is presumed dead” after the incident Thursday night, according to Jessica Damico, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Fire Department.
“It’s not confirmed, but I think it’s safe to presume,” she said.
Engineers used monitoring equipment to search for signs of life without success. Some of the equipment went missing in the process.
“There is no evidence of him being alive,” she said.
The victim cried out to his brother for help as the hole that opened up under his bedroom in Brandon, a suburb of Tampa. The brother tried frantically to pull him out.