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Southland Boy Buried In Riverbank Collapse Still ‘Critical’

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TEMECULA (CBS) — A Southland boy remained in critical condition at a San Diego hospital Sunday after a tunnel he was digging collapsed on top of him, City News Service reported.

The child, whose identity has not been released, was taken to a local hospital but was then flown to Rady Children’s Hospital after the incident Saturday. It occurred about 4 p.m.

According to authorities, two boys were digging tunnels into the side of a dry riverbank southeast of Long Canyon Creek Park.

The second boy was able to escape and called nearby adults for help.

They called 911 and scrambled to free the child who was buried from his head to his legs.

Temecula police arrived and began rescue efforts on the boy until paramedics got there.

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