Olympic swim team member hospitalized after being buried in sand


19-year-old Austrian Olympic swimming team member Jakup Maly had spent much of Sunday digging a hole 2.1 meters deep by 1.8 meters wide on Pompano Beach in Florida, when the sand collapsed around him. It took 60 rescuers two hours to rescue him, where after he was taken to a hospital and later released. Read more here on guardian.co.uk and here on NBC Miami.


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  1. Fellow Austrian Markus Rogan says that Maly is OK :-)

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