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WUSF News Staff
Fri March 1, 2013
Watch the Sinkhole Rescuer Describe the Scene
Hillsborough County Deputy Douglas Duvall saved one man from a sinkhole that developed inside the bedroom of a Seffner home, but another is believed still buried.
Duvall responded to a call about a sinkhole Thursday night. He entered the bedroom as the sinkhole was collapsing - having swallowed up a bed, dress and victim. He said the scene was a little bit scary.
The deputy was able to rescue one man - reaching down and pulling him out by the hand. The man, according to Duvall, was attempting to find his brother in the rubble of the sinkhole.
"It's a good feeling to knowing that you helped somebody," Duvall states in the video. "But at the time, (I) didn't really think about it, just acted."
The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office provided this video interview with Duvall because he works midnights and was not available for interviews Friday. The interview below