Man rescued after being trapped in a hole on Cornwall Beach

Cornwall police said an 18-year-old man had to be rescued from the beach after he got stuck in a hole he had dug.

Emergency services were called to Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall, on Thursday afternoon.

They worked with the audience to get the guy out and get him out of the hole.

Newquay police’s response posted on Twitter that the man had «dig a hole in the sand and it collapsed on him».

«Friends and beachgoers all worked together to dig (the man) to safety,» she added.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said the Coast Guard called the officers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

She said the sand collapsed on the man, causing him to become confined.

«Emergency services and members of the public removed him from the hole and he was left in the care of the ambulance service,» the spokeswoman added.

In a Facebook post, Newquay Community Fire Station said the man was allowed to go home after being tested.

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«Many thanks for all the help from the public, the Coast Guard and the lifeguards,» the post said.

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“As a team using sand spears, breathing apparatus, spades and surfboards, we were able to ensure this was a happy ending.

This could easily have resulted in crushing or suffocation. Please do not dig huge holes in the sand, the sand is partially crumbling and the dry weight is about a ton per cubic meter.

“You won’t dig a hole in the garden and let your kids climb in; please don’t do that on the beach either.”

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