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Watch: Teenager buried alive at the beach

The 17-year-old was buried under six feet of sand at a beach in California after he dug a huge hole.

A TEENAGER WAS lucky to escape without serious injury after more than six feet of sand collapsed on top of him at a beach in California.

Matt Mina, 17, was trapped for around half-an-hour after the sand around a tunnel he was digging on Newport Beach fell onto him, according to KTLA-TV.

Bystanders and emergency teams used anything the could get their hands on to dig him out. Rescuers could hear him calling from seven feet below the surface.

ABC reports that a bucket with a hole cut into it was placed over Mina’s head in order to stop sand going into his mouth.

Watch eyewitness footage captured as rescuers scrambled to dig the boy out:

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