BELMAR: On 7/18/20 at approximately 1:54pm, the Belmar Police Department responded to the 8th Avenue beach for a report of a subject entrapped in a hole that was dug in the sand approximately 8 feet deep. The sides of the hole caved in and the subject was no longer visible.

The Belmar Lifeguards, the Belmar First Aid Squad and the Belmar Fire Department also responded to the scene and through a coordinated effort, an 8-year-old boy was rescued from beneath the sand. The Paramedics were on standby and assessed the boy at the scene. The Belmar First Aid Squad transported the boy and his parents to Jersey Shore University Medical Center accompanied by the paramedics.