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18-year-old dead after sand collapses while digging hole on Toms River beach, New Jersey; sister saved

TOMS RIVER, New Jersey — Police in Toms River, New Jersey say an 18-year-old died after he was caught in the sand while digging a large hole on the beach.

According to police, the crews were dispatched to the beach entrance near Seaview Road on the barrier island around 4:09 p.m.

Police said 18-year-old Maine Levi Caverly and his 17-year-old sister were digging a large hole when it collapsed, trapping them.

The 17-year-old was rescued at the scene and treated, police said.

Caverley did not survive the collapse, police said. Crews were still working to recover his body.

Emergency crews from neighboring towns also responded to the scene to help with rescue efforts, police said.

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