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Florida sinkhole 'very unstable'

Lost man's body can't be recovered – search called off

(ABC News) Authorities have discontinued the rescue effort for a Florida man who was swallowed by a sinkhole when his home’s foundation collapsed and said it is unlikely his body will ever be recovered.

“We feel we have done everything we can,” Hillsborough County administrator Mike Merrell said at a news conference this afternoon. “At this point, it’s not possible to recover the body.”

Merell said officials would bring in heavy equipment to begin demolishing the home on Sunday.

“We’re dealing with a very unusual sinkhole,” he said. “It’s very deep. It’s very wide. It’s very unstable.”

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