Gravesend teen survives buried in sand for 15 minutes

PUBLISHED: 14:32 08 August 2011

Paige Anderson beach rescue girl

Paige Anderson beach rescue girl

Archant Norfolk Photographic ? 2011

A girl miraculously survived after being buried alive for 15 minutes when a wall of sand caved in on her as she played on a Norfolk beach.

Paige Anderson, 15, from Gravesend, was trapped under five feet of compact sand on Friday after digging a hole with her sister on the beach at Caister, near Great Yarmouth, when the sides caved in.

The frantic fight to save Paige saw paramedics, police, Caister lifeboatmen, coastguards and members of the public desperately digging through the compacted sand to reach her.

When she was eventually pulled free she had stopped breathing but was resuscitated at the scene and has since been released from hospital.

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