At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


Bizarre: Man Dies in Half Moon Bay After Sand Tunnel Collapses

Scott Lucas | July 22, 2014 | Lifestyle Story City Life

A sunny day at the beach in Half Moon Bay turned tragic as a man died after a sand tunnel he had dug collapsed on him.

State firefighters responded to an emergency call at 5:30 pm last night to find a man in his 20s, whose name has not been released, trapped in a ten feet deep hole, part of which he had dug himself. The man was completely covered with sand.

After thirty-five minutes of work, more than thirty firefighters—some of whom were using specialized equipment—managed to free the man, but he had died before they could rescue him.

One firefighter was quoted as saying, "It was a nice, sunny day at the beach and there were a lot of people out. It should serve as a reminder that even digging in the sand can be dangerous and that people need to exercise caution."


Have feedback? Email us at
Email Scott Lucas at
Follow us on Twitter @sanfranmag
Follow Scott Lucas on Twitter @ScottLucas86


Photography by: