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Beach days are the best! It's nothing but taking in the sun, splashing around in the water, and digging six-foot pits in the sand. Um, huh? While I'm pretty sure most people don't spend their time at the beach digging massive trenches in the sand—what are you, digging to China?—to each his own. But if you happen to be the sort of person who enjoys this activity, please know that these holes are extremely dangerous and may collapse in on you, as 17-year-old Orange County resident Matt Mina will tell you.

Matt was trapped at the bottom of the pit he'd dug for 20 to 30 minutes, as rescuers and beachgoers alike worked frantically to dig him out. Skip Snead, one such bystander with a fantastic name, captured most of the rescue on camera. Luckily, Matt was pulled from the hole and is recovering safe and sound above ground. Yikes! Consider this a reminder to be safe out there, gang. You never know when you might fall into a grave-like pit of your own making and then it's lights out forever.

[AP via Buzzfeed]