Cabin consumed by sinkhole near N.W.T. community

by Michael Mosher on July 25, 2012

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A Fort Resolution, N.W.T., man said an entire cabin vanished into a massive sinkhole near the community.

Robert Ekinla was driving his ATV when came upon the hole. He had been heading to the cabin, which is used as a survival cabin and is located at a popular picnic spot along the Slave River.

“I got to the last bend and holy moly — there is no cabin. I didn’t see the hole yet. All of a sudden, I just seen the top of the roof — big giant hole about about 80 feet by 90 feet,” he said.

Ekinla said be thinks a recent lightning strike might have triggered the hole, and then water flowing under the ground pulled it in.

Along with the cabin, picnic tables, a fence, fire pit, outhouse and some nearby trees sank in as well.

The local hamlet council owns the cabin.

Ekinla said he isn’t sure if it can be salvaged.

This isn’t the first time a cabin has appeared somewhere unusual in the N.W.T. Last week, a cabin was seen floating down the Peel River near Fort McPherson, N.W.T.

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