Possible Sinkhole Spotted in North Florida Baseball Field

If it is a sinkhole, the school district may order a geological survey of the area.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013  |  Updated 8:57 AM EDT
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Expert Talks About Possiblity of Sinkholes in South Florida

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Demolition experts watch as the home of Jeff Bush, 37, is destroyed Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Seffner, Fla. The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole was almost covered by the house, and rescuers said there were no signs of life since the hole opened Thursday night. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Rescuers Stop Search for Man Swallowed by Sinkhole

The effort to find the body of Jeff Bush – who was swallowed by a sinkhole under his home in Seffner, Florida – was called off Saturday. Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill, the victim's brother Jeremy Bush, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Deputy Douglas Duvall and family friend Wanda Carter spoke about the effort.

Expert Talks About Possiblity of Sinkholes in South Florida

For people living in South Florida, there is good news. University of Miami research scientist Dr. Shimon Wdowinski said residents don't have to worry about sinkholes.
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Officials at a Florida high school cancelled a few games after what appeared to be a small sinkhole opened on the baseball field.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports North Marion High School baseball and softball games were cancelled Wednesday after the hole was discovered near a sprinkler head in left field. Officials are calling it a "depression."

Supervisor of facilities Robert Knight told the Star-Banner that school safety officials will dig into the ground near the hole on Thursday to determine whether it's a full-blown sinkhole.

If it is a sinkhole, Knight says the school district may order a geological survey of the area.

Rescuers Stop Search for Man Swallowed by Sinkhole

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