Transcript for Child in Stable Condition After New Jersey Sand Cave Accident
Now to scary moments at the beach, a little boy playing in the sand, trapped, a cave he was digging suddenly collapsing on top of him. People racing to save him. ABC's Cecilia Vega has that story. Reporter: This morning, a 12-year-old boy recovering after an avalanche of sand fell on top of him. Knocking him unconscious. Life guards and bystanders rushing to yank him out. Giving him cpr. Air lifted to a local hospital where he's currently in stable condition. The boy was digging deep holes, an activity that investigators say it can give way. These accidents can often be fatal. Dozens of beachgoers desperately trying to pull him out using anything they could but it was too late. 2011, this 17-year-old survived after a 7-foot deep sand tunnel cave in on him. In Huntington Beach, California, it took 27 minutes to dig him out. Two things to remember when digging a hole at the beach. Number one, keep it knee deep and number two, cover the hole before you leave. Simple reminders to help you stay safe in the sand this summer. For "Good morning America," Cecilia Vega, ABC news, los Angeles.
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