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Help a Lifeguard Out: Don't Bury Your Kids Alive

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Lifeguards in Newport Beach are warning beach goers not to dig big holes in the sand after a child was almost buried alive, according to the Daily Pilot.

On-duty guards encountered a young boy pulling his friend out of a 10 ft x 2 ft sand tunnel that was built at a 25-degree downward angle. The tunnel collapsed around the child during the rescue effort but guards were able to yank him from the sand in time.

The Fire Department is reminding beach lovers that our trusty lifeguards are typically busy scanning the water for drownings and sharks and other watery concerns. Scanning the sand isn't routine for them and they are asking parents to help out.

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The best bet for sand safety this holiday? "Don't dig large holes or allow your child to put his face below the level of the sand."

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