Sinkhole Swallows Boat, Halts Clean-up - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Sinkhole Swallows Boat, Halts Clean-up

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BAYOU CORNE, La.—Clean-up at a giant sinkhole has been suspended after more land fell into the hole today, swallowing a boat, and forcing two workers to be rescued.

Our partner station, WAFB, reports that two workers were rescued at the site, but not before their boat was "eaten" by the sinkhole. It was reportedly tied to a tree, before being swallowed.

The Assumption Parish Police Jury reported a 50-foot section of property fell into the sink hole in the Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou area during cleanup operations Thursday morning.

The lost land was on the southwest side of the site.

Officials said no injuries were reported.

Right now, clean up at the site has been suspended.

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