Boy trapped up to neck in sand saved from drowning at Exmouth beach
By Will Goddard
1st Jun 2023 | Local News
A young man trapped up to his neck in sand at high tide was saved from drowning at Exmouth beach this evening (Thursday 1 June).
The incident saw a huge emergency response with HM Coastguard teams from Exmouth, Dawlish and Beer, Exmouth RNLI, RNLI lifeguards, the fire service, ambulance service, police, Devon Air Ambulance and more called to the scene at around 5pm.
Members of the public also helped with the rescue.
An HM Coastguard spokesperson warned: "Don't dig deep holes and bury people!
"It may be 'funny' but this incident was a very close call. This young lad could have drowned or died from his injuries.
"In an emergency on the coast, always dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."