The girl, identified as Isabel Grace Franks, was playing Friday
evening on the beach in Lincoln City, about 80 miles southwest of
Portland, when she was buried in a hole between 2 and 4 feet deep,
the Lincoln City police said.
The girl was under the sand for between five and seven minutes
before she was pulled out, Lincoln City Police Sergeant Randy Weaver
The girl, who was visiting Lincoln City with her parents from Sandy,
Oregon, was unconscious and not breathing when she was pulled out
from the collapsed sand hole. She was taken to a hospital in Lincoln
City, where she was unable to be revived, the Lincoln City Police
Department said in a statement.
"When you dig in the sand it keeps falling back in on itself, so it
was extremely difficult to get her out," Weaver said. "It was a
(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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