We've all been shocked and saddened by the apparent death of a Brandon man swallowed up by a sinkhole that opened beneath his house as he slept. I say "apparent" death, because we'll never know for sure whether Jeff Bush might have survived his terrifying ordeal. Officials in Hillsborough County gave up the search after only two days, saying there was no sign of Bush, and it was just too dangerous for rescuers to go down into the sinkhole and look for him.
Here's more on this tragic story, which became a hot topic on this morning's show, when I questioned whether the search effort had been ended prematurely. Why would I suggest that? Because when the 9-1-1 attacks brought down the World Trade Center in New York City, the search for survivors went on for at least a week. I don't understand why Jeff Bush was given up for dead after only two days. Couldn't he have been knocked unconscious, or be alive but comatose? It seems to me that in situations like this, searches should continue for as long as a human being could be expected to live without food and water. Now, they plan to fill in the sinkhole, and bury Bush.....dead or alive. It just dosn't seem right to me. Does it to you?