High School Junior Buried Alive by Collapsing Sand Tunnel

The Oklahoma teen, who had a modeling contract, died after the Florida sand tunnel collapsed on him.
1:21 | 06/11/16

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Now to a tragedy at the beach. A high school junior on vacation in Florida, buried alive by a sand tunnel. More from ABC's Adrienne Bankert. Reporter: Tonight, an Oklahoma teen has died after the walls of a tunnel he dug collapsed on him. All I could see were his feet sticking out. He was unresponsive. They called 911. Reporter: 17-year-old Trevor brown of Oklahoma trapped in the sand cave on Panama City beach, Florida, as officials tried desperately to reach him. Witnesses say medics worked to revive the teen for 20 minutes. In New Jersey last summer, a 12-year-old boy survived after a sand avalanche crumbled right on top of him, trapping and knocking him unconscious. Officials say the boy was digging deep sand holes. And in 2011, 17-year-old Matt Meehan miraculously survived after a seven-foot-deep sand tunnel caved in on him in Huntington Beach, California, it took 27 minutes to dig him out. Experts say digging deep holes can trigger the surrounding walls of sand to shift and give way. Two things to remember. For you or your children, first, never completely enclose yourself in the sand. And if you're digging a hole make sure it's no more than knee deep. Cecilia.

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