Virginia Man Killed Digging Sand Tunnel On Hatteras Beach

Dated: 06/26/2014

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Summer is here, the tourist are enjoying the beach, and I wanted to share the following story regarding one point of BEACH SAFETY.   Sadly, this week a man from Virginia dug a hole on the beach that collapsed on him.   Please Please keep in mind that large sand holes can and have collapsed.  Also, if you dig a hole (any size, small or large) please fill it in before you leave the beach.  It could hurt someone that is not aware it is there.  

Virginia man killed digging sand tunnel on Hatteras beach

By Sam Walker on June 24, 2014

A 49-year-old man from Fredricksburg, Va. died Monday on a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach after being buried alive when the tunnel he was digging between two large holes collapsed on top of him.According to National Park Service spokesperson Cyndy Holda, the incident happened around 2:40 p.m. north of ramp 27 between the villages of Salvo and Avon.David Fraiser was unresponsive when family members, friends and bystanders pulled him out of the sand, and a registered nurse who was on the beach at the time immediately tried to revive him.Members of the National Park Service, Dare County EMS, Dare Co. Sheriff’s Office and Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Department and responded to the incident about 10 minutes after it was reported.Fraiser was pronounced dead at the scene.“We are grateful to all those who responded and tried to save Mr. Fraiser,” Holda said.
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Kathleen Argiroff

Kathleen relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and three children in 1989 from the Philadelphia and Stone Harbor, NJ areas. One of her greatest pleasures is introducing peopl....

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