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Thursday, September 19, 2013

'Cylindrical' Sinkhole Swallows Marine In Missouri (Video)

By Susan Duclos

31 year-old Marine, Husband and father, Curtis Powelson, died on Monday after falling 70 feet into a sinkhole while he was deer hunting, in Missouri. When he never returned home his wife called authorities, who gathering together 20 cops, firefighters and neighbors and started searching for the missing active duty Marine.

Tuesday morning, dead at the bottom of a 70ft unmarked sinkhole, that is believed to have opened up during heavy rains last month. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff, Ron Long, "several firefighters' and other searchers almost fell into the same sinkhole before finding Powelson's body.

"I kind of use that term loosely because I've seen sinkholes before and this was nothing like I've seen before," said Long. "It was very cylindrical."

Cross posted at Before It's News