Thursday, May 24, 2018
Public safety

Public invited to memorial for Seffner sinkhole victim

BRANDON — A memorial for Jeffrey Bush, the 37-year-old man who died when a sinkhole opened under his Seffner home, was set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bell Shoals Baptist Church.

The public was invited to attend the service at 21012 Bell Shoals Road in Brandon, planned with the help of the church and the Brandon Foundation.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to the Sinkhole Family Relief Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Brandon Foundation and sent to P.O. Box 3197, Brandon, FL 33509, Attn: Sinkhole Family Relief.

Bush, a road worker, died after a sinkhole opened late Feb, 28 under his bedroom. His younger brother, Jeremy Bush, heard his screams for help and rushed into the bedroom to try to save him, but had to be rescued himself by the first sheriff's deputy on the scene.

The home at 240 Faithway Drive was demolished. The sinkhole, estimated to be 60 feet deep, was filled in — with Jeffrey Bush's body still entombed.

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