Golfer swallowed by massive sinkhole on golf course

CREATED Mar 13, 2013

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Waterloo, IL (KTNV) -- A massive sinkhole nearly killed a golfer right in the middle of the fairway in Waterloo, Illinois.

43-year-old Mark Mihal was on the 14th hole at Annbriar Golf Course, when the earth opened up beneath his feet.

He was swallowed and sent plummeting 18-feet below the ground.

Fortunately his golfing buddies were standing nearby and sprang into action, creating a sling and using a ladder to save his life.

Mihal walked away from the terrifying ordeal with nothing but a fractured shoulder.

As for the hole in the green, workers are trying to stabilize the area and fill it up.