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Teen dies when he and sister are trapped in a beach sand collapse after digging 10-foot hole
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Teen dies when he and sister are trapped in a beach sand collapse after digging 10-foot hole

A Maine teenager is dead and his sister was rescued after a hole the two were digging on a New Jersey beach collapsed on them, NBC News has reported.

What are the details?

Levy Caverly, 18, and his 17-year-old sister were digging a hole on a Toms River, New Jersey, beach on Tuesday when the sand collapsed in on the two, trapping them.

First responders rushed to the scene, where they found the two trapped in a 10-foot hole on the beach. They were able to rescue the 17-year-old, but 18-year-old Levy died at the scene. The unnamed 17-year-old is expected to recover.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Caverly and his sister dug the hole with frisbees.

The outlet added that Caverly was a recent graduate of the Mid-Coast School of Technology, where he was on the school’s award-winning robotics team.

What else is there to know about this?

On Saturday, a 13-year-old Utah boy died while digging a tunnel in a sand dune at an area state park.

According to reports, the child, identified as Ian Spendlove, was visiting the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park when the tragic accident took place.

First responders flew to the scene in an attempt to rescue the child, who was buried under more than six feet of sand.

Rescuers were able to extract the child from the pit and transported him to an area hospital. Ian died on Sunday after not regaining any brain activity.

Devan Chavez, a spokesman for the parks agency, issued a warning of caution when playing in the sand at beaches and parks

“Always recreate with a buddy or someone who can help you or go and get help," he said, according to USA Today. "And always let someone away from the area know where you’re going and what your plan is."

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