Golfer Falls Into Course Sinkhole

In Illinois, a golfer managed to survive falling into a sinkhole that opened up on the course.

Mark Mihal was having a good opening day on the links when he noticed an unusual depression on the 14th fairway at Annbriar Golf Club in southern Illinois. Remarking to his friends how awkward it would be to have to hit out of it, he went over for a closer look.
One step onto the pocked section and the 43-year-old mortgage broker plunged into a sinkhole. He landed 18 feet down with a painful thud, and his friends managed to hoist him to safety with a rope after about 20 minutes. But Friday’s experience gave Mihal quite a fright, particularly after the recent death of a Florida man whose body hasn’t been found since a sinkhole swallowed him and his bedroom.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Mo-golfer-survives-fall-into-Ill-course-sinkhole-4347711.php#ixzz2NNjYgisn

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