Luxury Home Dangling Off Cliff Over Lake Whitney

LAKE WHITNEY (CBSDFW.COM) - A vacant luxury home is dangling over Lake Whitney after the bluff beneath it has given way and fallen into the lake. A crack was found in the bluff beneath the home, located in the White Bluff gated community, roughly a year ago.

According to a spokesman at the Hill County Sheriff's Office, the residents knew the home was not safe and evacuated.

A large portion of the bluff fell into the lake on Tuesday afternoon, leaving a portion of the house dangling off the cliff.

"Just best guess looking at this map, [the home] is probably 60 to 80 yards from the lake," said Mark Wilson, Chief Deputy with the Hill County Sheriff's Office. "Yes, there's a lot of erosion."

According to authorities, the home is not a public safety concern, and that the electricity to the home has been shut off.

Authorities are not expected to intervene and instead will allow the home to fall into the lake.


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