UPDATE: Teen dies after sand hole collapses on beach in Ocean County

As first reported on TLS Status, two people became trapped in a sand hole on an Ocean County beach, resulting in one death, officials say.

At approximately 4:09 PM, multiple police and EMS units were dispatched to the beach entrance near Seaview Road on the barrier island for reports of two teens trapped in the sand.

The family was visiting from out of town and spent the afternoon at the beach. The teens were reportedly digging a large hole when it collapsed and trapped both of them. Emergency crews from neighboring towns also responded to the scene to assist in rescue efforts.

The 17-year-old female victim was rescued and treated at the scene, but her brother Levy Caverley, 18 of Maine, tragically died in the collapse.

Also assisting on scene are Toms River EMS, Toms River Fire Companies, Toms River Fire Technical Rescue Team, Lavallette Fire Company, Lavallette Police Department, Lavallette Public Works, Seaside Heights Fire Company, Toms River Police Detective Bureau, Ocean County Sherriff CIU, and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.

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  1. This happened almost 10 years ago, either in Deal or Long Branch to a 12 year old boy while he was building a sand castle that collapsed on him.
    Ezra Cornman A”H, Ezra ben Carmela. Hazeet.

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