MATT MINA was buried in about 6 feet of sand while digging a trench on a California beach this week. He was lucky to have his cousin nearby, who called for help. During interviews, the 17-year-old said he was certain he would die and thought about his mother during this scary ordeal. After being buried alive for over 30 minutes, lifeguards, paramedics and beachgoers were able to dig him out of his self-made grave.
This is not the first time someone has been buried when trying to dig a trench. Let’s just hope the majority of readers will now think twice before doing the same. It’s a dangerous thing to do, and yes you can suffocate if trapped under the sand. Be smart…build an above-ground sand castle instead.