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Exchange Student Dies in Sandpit Collapse at California Beach

Students from Masters College had dug a 6-foot deep pit that others climbed into


 
 

| Thursday, August 23, 2012


OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A 20-year-old exchange student from Korea died after he lay down in a 6-foot-deep sandpit he and some fellow students had dug on a Southern California beach and it collapsed on him.

The Oxnard Fire Department said in a statement that students from Masters College had dug the pit while spending the day at Oxnard Beach Park on Wednesday and the man became buried after climbing into it.

Firefighters arrived and immediately began digging with tools and hands, but it took 15 minutes to free him.

CPR was performed on the man as he was taken to Ventura County Medical Center, but he was declared dead at the hospital.

The man's name and Korean hometown have not been released because his relatives have not yet been notified of his death.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



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