‘Unfathomable Accident’: Girl Dies After Digging Hole In Florida Beach Sand

A girl lost her life Tuesday after becoming trapped in a hole in the sand that collapsed on a Florida beach, the Miami Herald reported.

The girl died despite rescue efforts, but her brother survived after being trapped in a sand pit. According to CBS News, authorities responded to the incident after receiving reports that a sandpit approximately 5 to 6 feet deep unexpectedly caved in while two children were digging a hole on the beach under adult supervision. reported that it occurred just after 3 p.m. report.

Broward Fire Rescue paramedics rushed to the scene and exhumed the girl from the hole. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at Broward Health Medical Center. according to In the Miami Herald.

The boy was buried up to his chest in the sand until firefighters rescued him. His parents immediately rushed him to a vehicle operated by the sheriff’s office and rushed him to a medical facility, said Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King. But Dr. King explained that the girl was buried beneath the boy. She explained that in order to rescue the girl, firefighters used various tools such as shovels and boards aimed at preventing the hole from caving in further into her. the news agency said. (Related: Report: Girl dies after hitting head on pole while waving to friend from bus window)

With the help of rescue personnel from Pompano Beach Fire Rescue and bystanders who initially attempted to rescue the girl, the girl’s brother was transported to the hospital in stable condition. Details about the children’s ages remain unknown because their parents failed to provide information to investigators, the Miami Herald reported.

Both children were under the age of 8, said spokeswoman Sandra King, the Miami Herald reported. “It was an unfathomable accident,” King said, according to the Miami Herald.



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