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US golfer falls into sinkhole on Illinois course

14 March 2013 Last updated at 02:49 GMT

Golfer Mark Mihal is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him on the fairway at the 14th hole of an Illinois golf course.

The pit was 18ft (5.4m) deep and 10ft (3.1m) wide.

The 43-year-old was lifted to safety suffering from a dislocated shoulder.

James Kelly reports.