SUNSET BEACH (CBS) — For the second time in less than a week, lifeguards and quick-thinking beachgoers had to rescue a youth who got trapped in a beach sinkhole.

In today’s incident, a boy described about 10-years-old, was digging a hole at Sunset  Beach around 5 p.m.

An eyewitness said the boy was buried, for as long as 5 minutes, and it took about a dozen men to dig him out.

The incident occurred near Lifeguard Tower 28 off PCH and Warner Avenue.

The eyewitness said the boy looked blue-purple in color and had to be brought back to consciousness. The quick-thinking eyewitness called 911 and said lifeguards arrived “less than a minute” after he placed the call.

Eyewitness David Nix took a photo of the rescue aftermath and sent it to KCAL9. He said the boy was vomiting sand after his rescue. He was taken to a local hospital and is in good condition.

The unidentified boy had been using Nix’s son’s shovel to dig a tunnel.

Lifeguards rescued a 17-year-old just two days ago at Newport Beach. Matt Mina told CBS2’s Stacey Butler he knew he was lucky to be alive after a sinkhole he dug buried him for more than a half hour.

Nix reports Friday evening that his wife has thrown away the shovel.

Comments (11)
  1. Ron says:

    Why are parents not watching their kids and why haven’t the life guards stopped people from digging these kind of holes? There are roving patrols.

  2. Wally Wharton says:

    How ’bout posting signs that read:
    –Thank you,
    The Management

    1. Big John says:

      you are so right!!!

  3. rich says:

    wow i guess people have no brains anymore everyone knows a hole in the sand will just colapse and fill back in and YES where were the parents of this kid

  4. AmeriKKKa says:

    white people

  5. c-man says:

    This kid was a another filthy slimy bottom-feeding Mexican. Another dumb hisoanic parent not watching her kid.

  6. The mother of the rescurer says:

    Quick thnking strangers still exist…. Thank God, good people willcome to each others aid. Not looking for recognition, just doing his best to help!!!!That young child is alive!!! his family has a son.. again…and the world has another mind to help contribute to making it better. May God be praised!!!

  7. Jessy blonde says:

    Can’t believe it. Maybe it runs in the gene that they started to learn how to dig a tunnel across the border when they are young. Did you bring your cousin?

  8. ASii HaYatt says:

    Speedo frolic in the water Fins using the co-operation regarding NASA and wonderful swimmers designed the fastest swimming matches around the world. Michael Phelps and also Natalie Coughlin produced 3 …swim googles

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE