2 juveniles trapped after sand collapses at Jersey Shore beach: Police

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(TOMS RIVER, N.J.) — Two juveniles became trapped under sand while they were digging at a Jersey Shore beach Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Police and emergency medical services responded to a barrier island beach in Toms River, New Jersey, shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday “for reports of juveniles trapped in the sand as it collapsed around them while digging,” the Toms River Police Department said on Facebook.

Police urged people not to respond to the area while the rescue was in progress.

Live footage from the scene Tuesday evening showed more than a dozen first responders near the shoreline.

The condition of the juveniles is unclear at this time.

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