Sink Hole in Backyard
By: Yaremi Farinas
"My wife hollered from the front door, come quick," said Robin Matheny who is the home owner.
Around 8 a.m. Matheny ran across his front yard to see what all the commotion was about.
A sink hole 60 feet deep and right where he was grilling the night before.
"Now my grill is in the bottom of the sink hole," said Methany.
"With the water table down and that you have these voids in the earth that are there and at any point there can be an area that destabilizes and causes a sink hole to erupt," said Gilbert.
This sink hole is about 60 by 45 feet and continues to gradually grow.
"It still has some destabilize areas and that so it can grow larger. Obviously it's in a fairly protected area right now being that it's in the backyard of this residence," said Gilbert.
Just because it's behind this fence doesn't mean that the danger is gone.
"We don't want people coming by going on to their property. There is a huge risk potential for someone to fall into it which could have catastrophic results," said Sgt. Becky Butscher from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
"That's the silver lining about the catastrophe is that nobody is hurt."
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