NJ boy dies from injuries in sand tunnel collapse - My9 New Jersey

NJ boy dies from injuries in sand tunnel collapse

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LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a massive sand tunnel he was building at a central New Jersey beach collapsed on him.

Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck tells the Asbury Park Press says the boy died early Wednesday afternoon, one day after the accident occurred.

The boy, identified only as an Ocean Township resident, was building the tunnel with his younger brother when it collapsed around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday.

The boys' mother, who was nearby when the collapse occurred, called 911 and reported her son was covered in sand. Emergency responders soon dug out the unconscious child and performed CPR on him.

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Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com

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