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Boy rescued after accidental sand burial

MICHIGAN CITY -- A 6-year old boy is recovering tonight after being trapped and buried under 11 feet of sand. It happened at a beach along Lake Michigan.
He fell into a hole and when his family tried pulling him out... The hole collapsed... Burying him in beach sand. Rescue crews spent more than 3 hours digging to rescue him.
"I'm sure almost everyone has dug a hole in the sand on the beach."
"You know you can't get a very steep angle on your hole, it's gonna keep collapsing down on yourself."
Two local excavating companies also helped with the dig. The Michigan City fire chief says the boy survived because of an air pocket in the sand.