A household from Maine is mourning the dying of their teenage son who was killed after he and his sister dug a gap on a New Jersey seashore and have become trapped underneath the sand.

Levi Caverly, 18, and his 17-year-old sister have been on a household trip in Toms River on Tuesday when the siblings determined to make use of frisbees to dig a 10-foot gap that collapsed. The tragic incident occurred round 4 p.m., ABC news channel WPVI reported.

“[The] teenagers have been reportedly digging a big gap when it collapsed and trapped each of them,” Toms River Police Division posted in a press release on Fb.

The siblings have been buried a number of ft underneath the sand; Levi Caverly was fully submerged and his sister was buried as much as her chest.

Emergency crews from Toms River and neighboring cities labored for hours to free the kids utilizing buckets of water, ladders, bulldozers and different heavy equipment. The 17-year-old sister was rescued and handled on the scene, however Levi Caverly died within the collapse. His physique was recovered round 7 p.m.

The teenagers’ mom, Angela Caverly, told NJ.com that her daughter is bodily doing “OK.”

“This was our first time [in Toms River]. We got here to attempt to have a household trip,” she mentioned, including that she doesn’t remorse coming to New Jersey. “It’s what it’s. You’ll be able to’t change it.”

Angela Caverly mentioned her son performed drums in a band and was educating himself how one can code.

Toms River Mayor Maurice B. “Mo” Hill mentioned in a press release that the incident occurred in the course of the “low season,” in any other case there would have been lifeguards who sometimes cease folks from digging deep holes on the seashore.