Sand dune collapses on Florida beach, smothering man recording the sunrise, cops say




  • In US
  • 2022-08-09 11:23:08Z
  • By Miami Herald
 

A man's body was found sticking out of a sand dune on a Florida beach, and investigators believe he was killed when the hill of sand collapsed over him, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

The discovery was made early Monday, Aug. 8, on Hutchinson Island, about 120 miles north of Miami.

Evidence suggests the man was recording video of the sunrise when the dune collapsed, trapping and killing him, officials said.

"An early morning beachgoer noticed a portion of the victim's body protruding from the sand and called for help," the sheriff's office said. "It appears that the man died hours earlier from asphyxia as a result of being trapped underneath the sand."

The identity of the 35-year-old has not been released. He lived in nearby Stuart, officials said.

Foul play is not suspected. Investigators are awaiting results of toxicology tests, which is standard procedure, the sheriff's office said.

"Those test, however, are not likely to change the outcome of this incident being a tragic accident," the sheriff's office said.

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