Jersey Shore sand collapse kills teen, traps sister

An 18-year-old from Maine was killed and his teenage sister was trapped when sand collapsed on them on the Jersey Shore on Tuesday afternoon, police mentioned.

The tragedy struck as Levy Caverley was digging a gap together with his 17-year-old sister at Toms River’s Ocean Seashore 3, a personal seashore close to Chadwick Seashore, Toms River police mentioned.

The outlet, which officers mentioned was deeply dug with Frisbees, collapsed on the pair simply after 4 p.m., according to the Asbury Park Press.

Caverley was crushed to dying and it took first responders greater than two-and-a-half hours to drag him out of the sand, the report mentioned.

His sister was rescued and acquired medical consideration on the scene, police mentioned.

Emergency personnel work to recover a man who was killed in a sand hole collapse at the end of East Bonita Way in the Ocean Beach III section of Toms River Tuesday evening, May 17, 2022.
An 18-year-old was crushed to dying after digging a gap together with his sister at a seashore in Toms River, New Jersey.
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