Child buried alive when sand tunnel collapses

8:30 PM, Mar 11, 2012   |    comments
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Saranac - Sunday

SARANAC, Mich. (WZZM) - A young boy digging sand tunnels with a friend was buried alive when the tunnel collapsed on him.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. Sunday in the 6000 block of Peck Lake Road in Saranac. A bystander called 9-1-1.

Ionia County dispatchers say the boy was pulled from the sand by rescuers and was conscious and breathing at the time. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital. His condition remains unclear.

 

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