Growing Sink Holes Raise Concerns for Winkler County 3/6/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
March 6, 2013
Kermit - They call it the Wink sink or Kermit crater, but whatever you call it, it's dangerous.
"It's mother nature in action. It's spectacular to look at, but it's really dangerous," Winkler County Sheriff George Keely said.
Sheriff Keely says people throw caution to the wind just to get a glimpse at the oasis in the desert.
"We've had people come out and swim in them," he said. "I stopped three people that had three toddlers. If they had fallen into one of the fissures, it could have been fatal.”
That's what has he and his deputies concerned the most.
"If you walked over to the ledge to look over, you run the risk of it breaking off."
If these sinkholes continue to grow, Sheriff Keely says your best bet is to admire from a distance.
If you are caught at the sinkholes, you could be arrested and charged with trespassing.