Boy buried in sand at Michigan park after hole collapses

A 12-year-old boy is hospitalized after being buried under sand in a Michigan park.

The victim and his 8-year-old brother were digging holes and burying themselves in the dunes at Silver Lake State Park in Mears, Michigan, on Sunday, according to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. One of the holes, about 5 feet deep, collapsed on the 12-year-old boy.

“The brother who witnessed what had just happened screamed for help, and the parents present immediately began calling for help and digging,” the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies with the Oceana Sheriff’s Office received the alert around 7 p.m. A Golden Township deputy, who was on scene, responded within two minutes.