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Safety Alert: Danger in the sand

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Building sand castles can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous. Mounds of sand can collapse on top of beachgoers trapping them beneath the weight of the pile.

On June 16, crews from the Encinitas Fire Department, Solana Beach Fire Department, CA State Parks Lifeguards and Encinitas Lifeguards responded to a 10-year-old boy that was fully trapped under the sand while playing at the beach. 

The boy was digging in the sand when the hole collapsed and buried his entire body. Luckily his father and bystanders were able to quickly call 911 and rescue the boy from the sand. 
With the help of first responders, he was pulled from the sand and transported to Children's Hospital in stable condition. 

With the warm beach weather and July 4th quickly approaching, the Encinitas Fire and Marine Safety Department would like to remind beachgoers of sand collapse dangers.

CBS News 8's Shannon Handy, in the above video, reports from the beach in Encinitas where lifeguards and the fire department are presenting a demonstration on what to do if that happens.

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