Sinkhole swallows Florida man

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30-foot sinkhole takes residents by surprise

A Florida man is feared dead on Friday after a sinkhole suddenly opened beneath the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home and swallowed him. See gallery

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Sinkhole victim Jeff Bush

This undated photo released by Jeremy Bush shows his brother, Jeff Bush. Jeremy Bush heard a loud crash and screaming coming from his brother's room. A large sinkhole opened under Jeff's bedroom and he disappeared along with most of the bedroom furniture. Jeremy jumped into the hole to try to rescue his brother and was quickly up to his neck in dirt. Jeff Bush is presumed dead.

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Sinkhole victim's brother Jeremy Bush

Jeremy Bush, brother of Jeff Bush, breaks down as he speaks to the media about attempting to rescue Jeff as he disappeared in a sinkhole Friday.

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Officials contemplate the sinkhole

Officials discuss the sinkhole in neighborhood of Seffner, Fla. on Friday.

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Family members mourn the loss of Jeff Bush

Family members console each other near the home where Jeff Bush disappeared as a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of his house on Friday.

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News media gathers at the sinkhole site

Hillsborough County, Fla. Fire Chief Ron Rogers speaks to the media in front of a home where a sinkhole opened up underneath a bedroom and swallowed a man on Friday.

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Officials test the stability of the ground

Officials put devices into the ground to measure its stability on Friday.

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Rescue and engineering crews look at the sinkhole site

Rescue and engineering crews watch from a neighboring backyard as other crew members work to evaluate the safety of a home where a sinkhole opened up and swallowed a man in Seffner, Fla. on Friday.

Explainer: How a sinkhole is formed.