A sinkhole swallowed up a Florida man who was sleeping in his bed late Thursday night.
Authorities have not yet been able to locate Jeff Bush since the sinkhole, which is about 20 feet wide and 30 feet deep, opened suddenly below the family's home in a Tampa suburb. His bedroom was swallowed up, but the exterior of the house appears intact.
"They [the family] heard a sound they described as a car crash emanating from the bedroom," Hillsborough County Fire Chief Ron Rogers said. "They rushed in. All they could see was part of a mattress sticking out of the hole. The floor of the room had opened."
Rescue workers were able to pull out the man's brother, Jeremy, who had jumped in the hole to try and save him.
Sinkholes have been known to happen in Florida because the land contains limestone, which can be eroded by water. Sometimes, a sinkhole will form a depression in the ground offering some warning before opening. But in other cases like this one, they open suddenly, authorities told NBC.