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Virginia man buried alive in sand on Hatteras Island dies

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CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. -

A vacationer is dead after he was buried alive while digging a tunnel in the sand on Hatteras Island.

National Parks Spokesperson Cyndy Holda tells 9 On Your Side they received a call of a man buried in the sand around 2:40 p.m. Monday. Holda says it happened about a half mile north of ramp 27, south of the village of Salvo on Hatteras Island.

We’re told 49-year-old David Frasier of Fredericksburg, VA was playing in the sand with family and digging a tunnel when the about five to six feet of sand collapsed on top of him. Family members told the park service it took them about 10 to 15 minutes to dig Frasier out.

Holda says by the time emergence responders got there, the man was unresponsive.

Crews from the Chicamacomico Volunteer Fire Department, Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Dare County EMS and National Park Service Rangers all responded to the scene.


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