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    Tampa area man swallowed by sinkhole under bedroom

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    SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - A police spokesman in Florida says they are starting a recovery effort to find a man who was swallowed up by a sinkhole at his home.

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesman Larry McKinnon said Friday they asked sinkhole and engineering experts to come to the home near Tampa. The experts are using equipment to see if the ground can support the weight of heavy machinery that is needed for the recovery effort.

    Jeremy Bush, who was home at the time, says he fears his brother Jeff has died. He ran into his brother's bedroom when he disappeared into the sinkhole Thursday night, but he says he could not save him.

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