Friday is one-year anniversary of Florida man dying in sinkhole under his home

February 28, 2014 

SEFFNER -- Friday marks the somber one-year remembrance of a Seffner man being killed when a sinkhole opened under his home.

Family and friends will gather at the site of the sinkhole on Faithway Drive to remember Jeffrey Bush.

The 37-year-old Bush died Feb. 28, 2013 when a 50-foot deep sinkhole opened under his bedroom in the middle of the night.

Crews spent hours searching for Bush in the rubble of the home but his body was never recovered. Three homes eventually were demolished due to the sinkhole.

Under a proposal from the Hillsborough County Parks and Rec department, the owners of the land surrounding the sinkhole will transfer ownership to the county.

The county will fortify the land, plant trees and shrubs and install a new sidewalk. Bush's family members also has spoken with the county about a plaque to honor Bush.

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