Florida sinkhole reopens on lot where man was swallowed in 2013

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SEFFNER, Fla. — Florida emergency responders say another sinkhole has opened in the exact location where a hole opened in March of 2013 and swallowed a man as he slept in bed.

Ronnie Rivera of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said Wednesday morning that the hole opened up again in Seffner, which is east of Tampa. The new hole is around 20 feet in diameter.

In March 2013, Jeffrey Bush was asleep in his bedroom on the property when the floor collapsed and he fell in. His body was never recovered.

After the tragedy, officials razed the home and two adjacent homes. Wednesday’s sinkhole is on a vacant lot that’s now surrounded by a metal fence.

Rivera says that no one has been injured from the new sinkhole and that no nearby homes have been evacuated.