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Man-eating sinkhole claims victim in Florida

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Sinkhole in Florida swallowed a man whole as he slept. Rescuers haven't been able to get in to search for the body because the sinkhole is still unstable -- and growing.


  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I saw that on the news tonight. Guy was in his bed when it happened.
    It was like some freakin' horror story.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    So officials say the sinkhole will continue to grow, yet the photo with the story shows neighbors standing around taking photos and watching. I'd be packing my stuff, not gawking.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If this happened to the entire state ... net gain or net loss for USA?
  5. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    There's a joke about eating too much Hardees sitting right there . . .


    I have an uncle who lives somewhere between Tampa and Sarasota, they built a house and had the same issues, didn't lose a bedroom, but just about. Had huge foundation issues, and then the Insurance company tried to back out but was eventually forced to pay up. They ended up dumping something like a hundred or more loads of concrete down into the sink hole to try and fill it. They will likely never be able to sell the house and are now renting it out while buying a new home. Scary shit.
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    "What a hole! What a hole!"
  7. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    "Jeff Bush was getting his life back together when the ground under him caved in."

    Standard Someone Just Died Cliche No. 237,189.

    "He was totally on the VERGE of becoming a CEO! But he had to DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    And, of course, the man's death shocked his tight-knit community, where neighbors look out for one another.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    "He was a quiet man. Kept to himself."

    "Do you think he killed Gumby?"

    "Absolutely. It was all he ever talked about."
  10. Donny in his element

    Donny in his element Well-Known Member

    "He lost his life, but gained a conversation pit." -- Rosie DiManno, The Toronto Star.
  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Another Bush wiped from the face of the earth.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    This reminded me of the disappearing lake in Russia.

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