Man buried in sand after sand dune collapses


A 32-year-old man believed to be from Bedlington was digging a large hole with a friend in a beach sand dune when it collapsed onto them. While his friend escaped, the man was trapped by the sand. Rescue workers spent three hours freeing him, giving him oxygen as he had suffered severe chest injuries and was having difficulty breathing. He was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.