You may not want to proceed if you're claustrophobic. Sixteen year old Matt Mina was digging a hole on Newport Beach in California (as teens do) when it collapsed around him. He was entombed in a five foot wall of sand for nearly half an hour. Miraculously, and thanks to a quick response from police and selfless beachgoers, Mina survived. Or he's a zombie.
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, Los Angeles County paramedics and lifeguards dig out Matt Mina, 17, who was buried about five foot deep underneath the sand in Newport Beach, Calif. Authorities say the boy had dug about five feet below the surface of the beach when the surrounding sand caved in on him. He remained buried for nearly 30 minutes while paramedics dug him out. Fire spokeswoman Jennifer Schultz says he was taken to a hospital in good condition. (AP Photo/Skip Snead)