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1 dead, 1 rescued after sand collapses on Jersey Shore beach: Police

The 18-year-old was visiting from Maine with his family.

One person has died and another has been rescued after the siblings became trapped under sand while digging on a Jersey Shore beach on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Police and emergency medical services responded to a barrier island beach in Toms River, New Jersey, shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday “to reports of minors being trapped in the sand as it was collapsing around them while digging,” the Toms River Police Department posted on Facebook.

First responders were able to rescue a 17-year-old girl, who was treated at the scene, although her brother, 18, died at the scene, police said.

The victim was identified by police as Levy Caverley from Maine.

The teenager was visiting the area from out of town with his family, police said.

Police urged people not to intervene in the area during the rescue.

Live footage from the scene Tuesday night showed more than a dozen first responders near shore. Emergency teams from several nearby towns participated in the rescue effort.

Rescuers are currently working to recover the body from the collapse, police said.

ABC News

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