WASHINGTON - A US man lying in his bed was swallowed by the Earth as a gaping sink hole opened up under his room in a Florida town, his brother said Friday. Jerry Bush cried openly on CNN as he described the freakish nightmare of Thursday night, after which he jumped into the hole to try - in vain, he says he knows - to save his brother Jeff. “I heard a loud crash like a car coming through the house and I heard my brother screaming,” Bush said. He managed to get into his 36-year-old brother’s room and was stunned by the sight. “All I seen was this big hole, real big hole and all I seen was his mattress,” Bush said. Bush jumped into the hole and started digging.