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Authorities report a young girl’s death on a Florida beach due to sand hole collapse


In the sunny city of FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., a tragic incident unfolded on Tuesday. A young ⁣girl lost her life ⁣after being engulfed by sand while digging a deep hole at a beach in south Florida,‌ along with ⁣a young boy, according⁢ to local authorities.

Emergency services were alerted around 3 p.m. and promptly arrived at the scene in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. They discovered the boy, approximately 8 years old, partially buried in‌ sand, with ​only his upper body visible, as reported⁤ by Sandra King, the ⁤representative for Pompano Beach Fire Rescue.

King,‍ in her conversation ⁣with the⁣ South Florida Sun-Sentinel, revealed that the girl, who was around 7 years old, was found entirely covered in sand,⁣ beneath the boy.

She further explained that the hole, which was the epicenter of the ‌accident, was about 5 to 6 feet deep at the ‌time of the collapse.

The rescue team had to employ support boards to prevent further sand collapse while they used shovels to extricate the children from the hole. ⁣The duration for which the ​children were trapped under the​ sand remains unknown, ⁢King added.

Following the rescue, the ⁤girl was immediately transported to Broward⁣ Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Despite the​ best efforts of the medical team, she was pronounced ​dead. The ⁣boy, on the other hand, was ⁢also hospitalized and his condition has been stabilized.

At this point, it remains unclear whether an adult was⁤ supervising ‍or assisting the children ⁢while they​ were digging the hole.

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