Enjoy Sand Digging at Gulf Shores? This May Make You Reconsider
I grew up 2.5 miles from the beach. There were tons of memories created on the beautiful sands of Pompano Beach Florida. From sunrise breakfast with my family to shell collecting with my mother.
There was another fun activity on the beach but I just found out that it can become dangerous pretty quickly.
I was shocked when I found out that “a teenager from Virginia recently died at Cape Hatteras National Seashore when a nearby dune collapsed into a hole he was digging and buried him under several feet of sand,” said The Weather Channel. “It's the latest reminder that digging holes in the sand can be incredibly dangerous.”
Wait, What? I used to dig in the beach sand all the time, creating sandcastles, and even burying people in the sand with the traditional head sticking out.
The Weather Channel did say that “while this is pretty rare it does happen a little bit more often than you might think. The teen's death was at least the fourth in 12 months related to digging holes in the sand.”
That’s really scary news as we head into the summer season. The beautiful Alabama beaches becoming flooded with visitors including myself. So I encourage you to be safe this beach season.
Take caution when digging in the sand. Also, it is suggested that you fill-up the holes that you dig to protect other visitors from falling in.
In addition, The Weather Channel said that “safety officials say that no one should ever be in a hole deeper than the height of their own knees.”
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