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Teen was trapped in sand for 20 minutes before rescue

August 3, 2011 |  7:51 pm

Rescuers pulled a teen from a hole at Newport Beach after sand collapsed. A teenage boy digging a hole in the sand at Newport Beach became trapped for about 20 minutes Wednesday before he was rescued.

The teen was wedged in by collapsed sand before he was pulled out by firefighters and lifeguards, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported.

The incident occurred near 54th Street shortly after 3:30 p.m.

The boy was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, according to the report.


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Photo: Site of the sand collapse.

Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5