Sinking trees (Video)

A sizeable clump of cypress trees was swallowed in less than a minute Wednesday evening by the Assumption Parish sinkhole, completely pulling the trees beneath its watery surface.In dramatic video taken by parish officials, the trees can be seen at first just slightly leaning but, as branches crack, the pace of falling quickens and the trees rapidly recede below the surface as water rushes in.One point as the trees are falling, a man can be heard saying, “Oh, that’s a big one.”The edge collapse, or “slough-in,” occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on the northeastern edge of the sinkhole between the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou communities, parish officials said Wednesday.
A sizeable clump of cypress trees was swallowed in less than a minute Wednesday evening by the Assumption Parish sinkhole, completely pulling the trees beneath its watery surface.In dramatic video taken by parish officials, the trees can be seen at first just slightly leaning but, as branches crack, the pace of falling quickens and the trees rapidly recede below the surface as water rushes in.One point as the trees are falling, a man can be heard saying, “Oh, that’s a big one.”The edge collapse, or “slough-in,” occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on the northeastern edge of the sinkhole between the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou communities, parish officials said Wednesday.

The Assumption Parish sinkhole swallowed a sizeable clump of tall cypress in less than a minute on Aug. 21, 2013, pulling them down in a frothy swirl that roiled the usually placid surface of the year-old, 24-acre opening in the earth near Bayou Corne.

In this dramatic video taken by a parish official, the trees can be seen at first just slightly leaning but, as branches crack, the pace of falling quickens and the trees rapidly recede below the surface amid surging currents.