Tragedy Strikes at Florida Beach: Girl Dies, Boy Hospitalized in Sand Collapse

A girl tragically died and a boy was hospitalized after being trapped in a collapsed sand hole at a beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida.

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The children, aged 5 and 7, were digging in the sand when the hole collapsed on top of them, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

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The incident occurred at a beach where there were no lifeguards on duty, prompting multiple agencies to respond to the scene.

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Cellphone video captured beachgoers attempting to free the children before rescuers arrived.

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Rescuers used support boards and shovels to dig the children out from the 5-foot-deep hole, preventing further collapse.

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The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital, while the boy remains in stable condition, as per the report.

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The names of the children have not been released, and the community is mourning the tragedy.

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The American Lifeguard Association has issued a warning about the dangers of sand holes and called for increased beach patrols and emergency response training to prevent similar incidents.

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