Teen buried alive in beach tunnel - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Teen buried alive in beach tunnel

SANTA CLARA, CA (WFLX) - A California teenager is recovering after being buried in the sand at the beach when the tunnel, she was digging, collapsed.

The collapse buried her from her head to her knees. A bystander helped pull her out and gave her CPR.

She was blue and her heartbeat was very faint. "My daughter went in to get more out, and the whole thing collapsed on her," said her mother, Shannon Jefferies.

The girl is the second northern California teen to be hopsitalized in a sand tunnel collapse in the past month.

Another 17-year-old boy was buried for more than 10 minutes before he was dug out. He is not expected to recover.

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