SEFFNER, FL (WFLA) — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says a 20-foot sinkhole has re-opened in the ground at 240 Faithway Drive in Seffner. That is the same location in Seffner where a massive sinkhole opened up in 2013, swallowing a home and killing resident Jeffrey Bush as he slept in his bedroom.
Crews were never able to retrieve Bush’s body and the home was demolished a short time after. The land has been cleared in that location where the sinkhole opened Wednesday morning.
The hole that opened Wednesday morning is reportedly 17-feet in diameter and 20-feet deep.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews and the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene Wednesday morning, as well as code enforcement to assess the scene. No surrounding homes have been evacuated.
In March 2013, 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush was in his bedroom when the earth opened and swallowed him and everything else in his room. Five other family members were in the house but escaped unharmed. Bush’s brother, Jeremy, jumped into the hole to try to help, but he had to be rescued himself by a sheriff’s deputy. Bush’s body was never recovered. Authorities leveled the sinkhole site demolishing Bush’s home and two nearby houses.
RELATED: Facts about Florida Sinkholes