Sunday, March 3, 2013


THERE IS NO SIGN OF MISSING MAN - A Florida work crew today began demolishing the Tampa-area home where a sinkhole swallowed the bedroom of a sleeping man who is still missing and presumed dead. Two nearby houses have been evacuated because the sinkhole has weakened the ground under them, and their residents probably will never be allowed inside again, said Jessica Damico of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. Demolition of the home began this morning. "Our data has come back, and there is absolutely no way we can do any kind of recovery without endangering lives of workers," Damico said. 
Jeff Bush, a 36-year-old landscaper, is presumed dead after vanishing into the sinkhole that opened suddenly beneath his room on Thursday night. Five other people in the house were getting ready for bed when they heard a loud crash and Jeff screaming.

His brother was rescued after jumping into the hole and furiously digging in an effort to find him. Authorities used listening devices and cameras at the scene of the 30-foot (9-meter) wide hole in the ground but detected no signs of life. "There's nothing compatible with life in this situation," Damico said. "There's no way of possible survival." Jeff Bush's brother, 35-year-old Jeremy Bush, feared earlier on Saturday that his brother was lost forever. A small memorial of balloons and flowers for Jeff Bush had formed near the home on Saturday morning. "I thank the Lord for not taking my daughter and the rest of my family," said Jeremy, who worked with his brother in landscaping. 
Jeremy himself was rescued from the sinkhole by the first responder to the emergency call, Douglas Duvall of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. When Duvall entered Jeff Bush's bedroom, he saw a widening chasm but no sign of Jeff.

Authorities have discontinued the rescue effort for a Florida man (USA) who was swallowed by a sinkhole when his home's foundation collapsed and said it is unlikely his body will ever be recovered. The search for Jeff Bush, 37, was called off Saturday. Crews planned to begin demolishing this house that is perched over a huge sinkhole, deeming it too dangerous to keep searching for the man swallowed into the earth from his bedroom. The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole is almost completely covered by the house and rescuers feared it would collapse on them. As we can check every day, our situation in this material world is very unstable and we are exposed to constant dangers.

In Bhagavad-gītā the Lord clearly says, mrityuh sarva-haraś cāham: "I am all-devouring death." 
Thus mrityu, or death, is the representative who takes everything away from the living entity who has accepted a material body. ... We are always in danger because at any moment death can take place.  It is not that only Gajendra, the King of the elephants, was afraid of death.  Everyone should fear death because everyone is caught by the crocodile of eternal time and may die at any moment.  The best course, therefore, is to seek shelter of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and be saved from the struggle for existence in this material world, in which one repeatedly takes birth and dies.  To reach this understanding is the ultimate goal of life.

Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda :
“The Śrīmad Bhāgavatam”
Canto 8: “Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations”
Chapter 2: “The Elephant Gajendra’s Crisis” - Verse 33.
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase 2003 (Folio)

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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