questionshave you ever dug a sand tunnel at the beach?

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Dug a hole and buried myself, yes. Digging of tunnels/igloos, never will. Sadly, one of my friends died in 6th grade when ice caved in on them at the beach. Not worth the risk.

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@lichme: I'm so sorry about your childhood friend. It amazes me that people do this and don't consider the risks. I remember hearing about the first story and the fact that it was an adult, I don't know how publicized the story was but for it to happen again with a child within weeks is so sad. The two beaches really aren't that far apart.

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I have a beach house and I have never attempted this or even thought of it. After this post and the articles I never will. Dig a big hole, sandcastle or bury someone shallow? yes! Dig a tunnel? No!

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Never in sand. Yes a couple of times as a kid went to the beach and a group dug a very big hole but never thought of a tunnel in sand.

As a kid did build some "igloos" in the front yard but since you only had a 6-12 inch snowfall to deal with even shoveling the sidewalks into one area didn't leave you much to work with if you wanted one of any size. If it had collapsed it would not have been enough to trap you, just have a pile of snow to push off similar to burying in sand at the beach. Never used water to turn the snow into ice which could cause problems.

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Many times with snow growing up, but never a tunnel with sand...just seems silly...I guess if it's saturated, it would hold fairly well, but not for any amount of length...a few feet maybe...

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Never have. I'm too claustrophobic I suppose.