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Man dies after being buried by sand at Half Moon Bay beach

Man dies after being buried alive in 10-foot-deep sand hole at Half Moon Bay beach
Crews tried to rescue man buried in sand at Half Moon Bay but were unable to revive him
It took rescuers 35 minutes to dig man out of 10-foot-deep hole in sand at Half Moon Bay, but he died

A man died after being buried alive in sand while digging a 10-foot-deep hole at Francis State Beach in Half Moon Bay, officials said Tuesday.

The man, who was in his 20s, was standing in the massive hole about 5:30 p.m. Monday when it collapsed, completely covering him in sand, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

It took a search-and-rescue team and 30 firefighters from San Mateo County 35 minutes to dig the man out of the hole.

Paramedics were unable to revive the man, who died of his injuries, according to a CalFire statement.

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