BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A boy was taken to the hospital after being buried under a sand hill near Saranac.
The incident happened around in the 6000 block of Peck Lake Road in Boston Township.
Volunteer firefighter Layne See of the Saranac Community Fire Department told 24 Hour News 8 that the victim and another juvenile boy were digging tunnels in the sand hill, which is on private property.
Around 3 p.m., there was a cave-in and the boy was buried. The other juvenile went to get help and someone called 911.
Emergency crews dug with their bare hands and with shovels to find the boy, See said, careful not to hurt him.
"It's nerve-wracking for everyone involved," said See.
Soon, they were able to pull him from the sand. The boy was trapped for between 10 and 15 minutes.
AeroMed was called to take the boy to a hospital. He was breathing when he was loaded onto the helicopter, See said.
See said he hopes that other children learn a lesson from the accident.
"For children, education can happen: What can fail, what can happen," he said.
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