California man dies after 10-foot beach hole collapses

California man dies after 10-foot beach hole collapses

A young man died after a hole dug by him on a beach in Northern California collapsed, trapping him in the sand for several minutes, The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection confirmed on Tuesday.

Twenty-six-year-old Adam Pye of San Lorenzo died after getting trapped in sand from a 10-foot-deep hole at Francis State Beach, nearly 30 miles southwest of downtown San Francisco.

Captain Jonathan Cox, of the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, said that the man dug nearly 10-foot-deep hole at the beach and was standing in it roughly 5:30 p. m. on Monday when the sand suddenly started falling around him.

Nearly thirty people, including Pye's friends and bystanders, rushed to help him. They frantically started digging sand with their hands, buckets and anything else they had at the time.

It took them nearly five minutes to expose the buried man's head. Paramedics had also arrived at the scene by that time. Capt. Cox said, "When they got there, they discovered he was unconscious."

Helped by bystanders, paramedics managed to pull out the young man's body in about 35 minutes.

Paramedics tried their best to revive Pye, but he was no more.

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