Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

11-Year-Old Boy Playing On Beach Saves Little Girl Buried Alive In Sand.

Only One Around

Only One Around

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He wasn’t sure what to do next. But when he looked around, he knew that the only person who could save the day was him. He leaped into action, but all he had to work with was his own instinct. This wasn’t a burden that any 11-year-old boy should ever have to deal with. It’s up to the grownups to look after their children. But he wasn’t about to abandon a child in distress simply because he was a little boy.

Hanging At Marina Dunes

Hanging At Marina Dunes

California Beaches

A lot of families came to the Marina Dunes near Monterey Bay to have a great time, and Connor Fitz-Gerald and his parents were no exception. The Dunes contain 170 acres of protected land. This beautiful natural preserve is the highest on the Central Coast of California. It’s also home to a number of rare animals and birds. But the park offers access to the public so people can hang out at the beach. However, there’s something special that always tends to attract kids.

Playing In The Sand

Playing In The Sand

Essex Baby

Kids love going to the beach because they get to make and destroy sand castles, or dig for buried treasure. There’s plenty of sand at the Marina Dunes. And thanks to the conservation efforts, the sand is smooth, easy to work with, and most importantly, it’s clean. Parents don’t have to worry about their kids catching an infection, touching pollutants, or getting hurt by sharp objects. But the Dunes aren’t as safe as people initially think.

Finding The Right Spot

Finding The Right Spot

LifeAspire

The day at the dunes was warm and sunny, and lots of people had come to have fun. Five-year-old Alyssa Bostic was there to relax and enjoy the day just like Connor and his family. Alyssa was eager to hang out in the sand, but she had a tough time finding the right spot because of all the kids there. So, she walked a bit further, and she found a sand dune where no one was around. Now, she could dig freely. Meanwhile, her folks kept an eye on her from afar, or so they assumed.

Going Deep

Going Deep

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Alyssa was focused on digging a cave, but she hadn’t realized how big the hole in the sand dune had become. It was so big that she was able to get in. But she kept digging deeper until the dune suddenly collapsed on her. She was buried alive. It happened in the blink of an eye, so her parents hadn’t even realized that their daughter was in grave danger. Fortunately, there was one person on the beach who had seen what had happened to Alyssa.

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