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#31 of 41 Old 07-26-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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Glad your little boy is ok. Thanks for the info.
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i am totally crying here thank goodness your son is alive and safe!
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Thank you for spreading the word, it's not something I would have thought of. I'm really glad your son is ok.
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Even holes that aren't above the waist can cause injury when they collapse.
My then 6 year old daughter was playing in such a hole - it was just slightly above her waist. She leaned back to lever herself out of the hole when it collapsed, the weight of the wet sand was forcing her knees into a backward position causing a LOT of pain. It took us seemingly forever to dig her out, when we did, her knees were swollen and it was hard for her to walk for a few days.

I know that we were lucky, that however changed our outlook on simple holes in the sand.
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I grew up on the beach and never heard of this before. Thank you for sharing and thank goodness it all turned out ok.
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We have a new forum- I just noticed it myself about 20 minutes ago- I thought I would let you know and anyone reading this.

https://www.mothering.com/discussion...play.php?f=422

It's called the Family Safety Forum (although it is polling for a new name).


I have asked if this could be moved over there for you so you wouldn't need to repost this and lose the replies you've received.

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I'm so glad your son is okay!

Thanks for the reminder. This happened to my cousin about 15 years ago. He is alive today, by some miracle.

We are taking a family trip at the end of August, with many little ones, to a place where there are many, many sand dunes and beaches. Thank you for the reminder, I will be cautious of this while we are there.
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I'm soooo happy your son is OK.

We go to the beach every week. I'll tell the children (who love to dig) and my friends.

There was a thread on this topic in News a couple of weeks ago, and the posters were shocked, never heard of it, yada, yada...

you should find it and link your story to it to bump it up and let people know.


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Oh my gosh, I can't imagine how terrifying this must have been for your family and your son. Thank goodness you found him in time.

Thank you for sharing this.

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This is unfortunately not terribly uncommon. I'm SO glad your little one was ok! Did you know that it's more common than shark attacks? Yet less widely known about. I read something about it just the other day.
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