TOMS RIVER, N.J. — An 18-year-old Union man died when a large hole he and his sister were digging in the sand at a New Jersey beach collapsed, police said.

Levi Caverly, seen in 2019 when he was a Mid-Coast School of Technology student, died Tuesday at a New Jersey beach when a hole he had dug collapsed on him. Photo courtesy of Courier-Gazette

Levi Caverly’s sister was also trapped but was rescued and treated at the scene, the Toms River Police Department said in a statement.

It said police and emergency medical personnel were sent to the beach entrance on the barrier island shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Mayor Maurice “Mo” Hill told NBC New York that the pair were using frisbees to dig a 10-foot hole in the sand when it collapsed on both of them.

The family was visiting from Maine.

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