Teen Buried Alive In Sand ‘Hole’ On Vacation Hotspot Hatteras Island, NC

A vacationing 17-year-old from Chesapeake, Virginia died Saturday after being buried alive in a hole under several feet of sand at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, according to the park service.

Rangers  tried to pull the teen out, and the rangers performed CPR. Dare County Emergency Medical Services personnel and Hatteras Island Ocean Rescue staff helped to pull him out and with the CPR, but he couldn’t be revived.

David Hallac, the superintendent of National Parks of Eastern North Carolina said, “Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers our condolences to his family and friends,” adding that, “We urge visitors not to dig deep holes on the beach due to the danger they present to beachgoers and emergency response staff.”