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Illustration for article titled It Took Rescuers Two Hours To Dig An Olympic Swimmer Out Of This Sand Hole

Austrian Olympic swimmer Jakub Maly lives and trains in Pompano Beach, Fla., and yesterday was his day off. So he spent the afternoon digging a hole in the beach 7 feet deep and 6 feet across. Naturally, he jumped in, and naturally, it collapsed around him, leaving only his head unburied.


Sixty fire and rescue personnel extracted him from the pit after two hours. Maly was conscious though he may have internal injuries. According to our tipster, swimmers should probably stay in the water.

Man ID'd in Pompano Beach sand burial rescue [South Florida Sun-Sentinel]

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