Teen buried in beach sand hole collapse in 'grim' condition

Police say the Oklahoma teen on a visit to Florida was digging into a sand bank with friends

Associated Press

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Law enforcement officials in Florida say a teenager remains in critical condition after the walls of a hole he dug in the sand collapsed on him.

Officials say the mother of 17-year-old Trevor Brown was traveling Thursday from their home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to Panama City Beach. The teen remained in critical condition at a hospital after being trapped under the sand on Wednesday afternoon.

The News Herald reports Brown was visiting the area with friends. On Wednesday, beachgoers told Bay County Sheriff's deputies they'd seen a couple of teens digging in a sand bank. Later they noticed a teen's feet sticking out of the sand and started digging him out.

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