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Illinois Sinkhole Swallows Golfer

Illinois Sinkhole Swallows Golfer
Posted March 12th, 2013 @ 2:09pm by By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Florida isn't the only state dealing withsinkhole troubles: On an Illinois golf course Friday, golfer Mark Mihal suddenly dropped into one. "I was standing in the middle of the fairway," he tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Then, all of a sudden, before I knew it, I was underground." He was rescued from the 18-foot-deep, 10-foot-wide hole by friends and the golf course general manager; one friend had to climb down and tie a rope around Mihal's waist, because he dislocated his shoulder in the fall.

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