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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Fairway sinkhole swallows golfer at Waterloo course


    WATERLOO • It sure wasn’t the hole-in-one Mark Mihal had in mind.

    While golfing with friends at the Annbriar Golf Course near here Friday, Mihal, 43, a mortgage broker from Creve Coeur, abruptly dropped into the ground on the fairway of the 14th hole. It was the first time a person — and not a ball — has disappeared beneath the turf in the course’s 20-year history.

    It also was the first time in the memory of folks who study sinkholes in Illinois that a person has fallen into one.

    More at link with video....

    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Thank goodness he lived. There's a pic of Erin Brokavich to the left of the article and a story about homes endangered by sinkholes.

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