A day after a 13-year-old boy almost died when he was completely buried under a mound of sand Sunday, Newport Beach firefighters warned beachgoers not to dig too deep in the sand.
Dylan Scott, of Riverside, was playing at the beach at Eighth Street on the Balboa Peninsula with his mother and younger brother when a hole he had dug collapsed on him. He was trapped for several minutes before lifeguards and firefighters freed him.
He was treated at Hoag Hospital and released late Sunday.
Dylan had been digging for more than an hour. The hole was an estimated five feet when the walls caved in and buried him. His mother, Wendy Scott, was watching Dylan's younger brother in the water when she turned around to see no sign of her son or the hole he was digging.