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Drone Captures Awesome Footage of Giant Sinkhole
« on: January 24, 2014, 11:56:39 PM »
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Drone Captures Awesome Footage of Giant Sinkhole
Jan. 24, 2014 7:48am Elizabeth Kreft

Heavy rains from a storm in December led to a major shift in the landscape just outside the village of Foolow, in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England.

And until now, the only images of the new landmark were taken from a safe distance on the ground. But one U.K. group that specializes in aerial shots sent their drones over the sinkhole to assess the damage. And the high-definition footage they captures is breathtaking:


Drone captures footage of Foolow sinkhole


(Source: YouTube screen shot)
Drone captures footage of Foolow sinkhole

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFQdM3RwQcA" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFQdM3RwQcA</a>


The video of the hole near Foolow was taken by TeamSkyOpsUK using a camera attached to a flying drone, The Derby Telegraph reports:

The collapse was reportedly caused when part of the old Mill Dam Lead Mine caved-in below after heavy rain. The sinkhole aperture now measures a remarkable 160ft across and plummeting to a depth of 130ft, reported the Huffington Post UK.
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