Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Next Time Call 911 First, OK?

A boy buried in beach sand by friends nearly drowned when the tide started coming in.

The 16-year-old boy from New Jersey was buried neck-deep sitting Indian-style in wet sand that was compacted and getting tighter by the minute, said Chief Chip Munna of the Village of Bald Head Island Department of Public Safety.

As if the tight sand made it difficult enough for people to dig the boy out, the tide started flowing in above his nose.

At the scene, bystanders were trying to dig the boy out with plastic beach shovels.

“It turns out people had been trying to dig him out for about 20 minutes before they called 911,” Munna said.

He said bystanders began creating dams and sand walls to block the waves from reaching the boy, and one person found a snorkel so the boy could breathe.

“The snorkel saved his life,” Munna said, adding that emergency crews had a helicopter on standby in case they were unable to get the boy out.

He said emergency workers, with the help of bystanders who built a dam, were able to lift the boy out of the hole.

“He was buried so much they thought they were going to break his legs,” Munna said.

Hoo boy. What a comedy of errors.

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