Man fighting for life after being buried in hole on beach

December 4, 2023 9:57 am in by

A 25 year-old man is in a critical condition after falling into a large hole and being buried on a Bribie Island beach on the weekend.

Josh Taylor was sitting near the hole, which a group of friends had dug to cook a pig in, when it collapsed and he fell into it head first.

He was covered by sand with just his feet showing around 2pm on Saturday.

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A witness said 15 people tied rope to his feet and attempted to pull him out but it took a while.

He didn’t have a pulse when he was eventually freed but his friends performed CPR and then a ranger used a defibrillator to revive him.

He was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.


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