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A cave that 2 brothers were digging at a beach turned deadly on
Sunday, when the tunnel collapsed, killing a 10-year-old. The boys had been tunneling into the side of a sand dune, underneath a 40-foot cypress tree. The tree fell over, causing the tunnel to collapse. The accident occurred at Salmon Creek State Beach in Bodega Bay, California.

The oldest boy was able to dig himself out from under the sand,
and went to go get help. His brother remained trapped. It took
rescue personnel over an hour to retrieve his body. Trapped under 6 to eight feet of sand, he had died from suffocation.


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