Large sinkhole swallows tree near DeLand home

Hole is 32 feet wide, 30 feet deep, police say

DeLAND, Fla. - Officials are investigating a "good-sized" sinkhole in DeLand that has swallowed a large tree and a portion of a fence.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said the sinkhole opened near Mill Road and State Road 17.  Officials estimated the hole to be 32 feet  and 30 feet deep.

Local 6 News helicopter Sky 6 flew over the hole, which is located in a rural area of DeLand.  A home is located about 50 yards from the sinkhole.

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