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Olympic swimmer rescued from Florida beach sand hole

A member of Austria's Olympic swimming team has been rescued after becoming buried in sand on a Florida beach.

Jakub Maly, 19, had spent hours digging a 7ft-deep (2.1m) hole in the sand on Sunday, then jumped in. It collapsed around him, burying him up to the neck.

He was finally freed after a two-hour ordeal and taken to hospital, but later discharged.

Mark Percy reports.

  • 10 May 2011
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