2) Audrey Hope, Allison Wiese
It's around 530 p.m. Their hands rip into the beach,
moving from dry sand, to damp sand, until they are
crouched flinging wet sand out of the hole on their
hands and knees. Roughly 10-feet-deep and 10-feet
-wide, the hole has taken a little over an hour to carve
out, sweat dripping from their brow. The pile of sand
around the edges of the hole begins to collapse.
Sand’s crumbling, shifting nature contributes to the
hazards of cave-ins. First only a few grains, then
clumps and then the entire mound.
She dug the hole on a campground area of the
beach, about 10 to 15 feet from the water line.
About 30 people, including their friends and
bystanders, frantically dug with their hands,
buckets and other improvised tools to expose
their head. The head was freed in about five
minutes, just as firefighters arrived at the scene,