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    SEFFNER, Florida (Reuters) - Florida rescue workers have ended their efforts to recover the body of a man who disappeared into a sinkhole that swallowed his bedroom while he slept in a suburban Tampa home, and the house will be demolished, a public safety official said on Saturday.
    Jeff Bush, 36, who is presumed dead, was asleep when the other five members of the household who were getting ready for bed on Thursday night heard a loud crash and Jeff screaming.
    "Our data has come back, and there is absolutely no way we can do any kind of recovery without endangering lives of workers," said Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico.
    She said demolition of the home would begin early on Sunday.
    Authorities had not detected any signs of life using listening devices and cameras at the scene.
    "There's nothing compatible with life in this situation," Damico said. "There's no way of possible survival."
    Jeff Bush's brother, 35-year-old Jeremy Bush, had feared his brother was lost after jumping into the hole and furiously digging in an effort to find him.
    "I thank the Lord for not taking my daughter and the rest of my family," Jeremy said on Saturday.
    Jeremy himself had to be rescued from the sinkhole by the first responder to the emergency call, Douglas Duvall of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. When Duvall entered Jeff Bush's bedroom, all he saw was a widening chasm but no sign of Jeff.
    "The hole took the entire bedroom," said Duvall. "You could see the bedframe, the dresser, everything was sinking," he said.
    Norman Wicker, 48, the father of Jeremy's fiancée who also lived in the house, ran to get a flashlight and shovel.
    "It sounded like a car ran into the back of the house," Wicker said.
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    My GOD. I've just looked at the pictures of similar incidents accompanying this report. I've never seen anything like it!

    Something like this is so hard to comprehend - especially as the photos of the Florida house don't actually show any evidence of a "sink-hole". I can only imagine that it must be hellishly deep, if the rescue services daren't go and look for the man...

    And to think he was just sleeping soundly in his bed...You just never know when your number's up, do you..? A sobering thought, if ever there was one.
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