🏖️ Building Sandcastles: How to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Beach

"In February, a 7-year-old girl died after an approximately 5-foot (1.5-meter) hole she and her brother dug in the sand collapsed in on her, burying her alive. Digging holes in the sand might seem innocent, but if the hole is deep enough and collapses on a person, it is extremely difficult to escape." — Stephen P. Leatherman, Ph.D.



While millions of Americans vacation on beaches every year to seek out sun, sand and the sea, many might not realize how dangerous — even deadly — digging holes in the sand can be.