Boy dies after being buried under sand dune at state park
A 13-year-old Utah boy has died a day after a sand dune he was digging in collapsed and buried him at a state park.
Officials say Ian Spendlove, of Santa Clara, had been digging a tunnel into the dune at southern Utah's Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park when it collapsed on him Saturday evening.
A family member alerted authorities, and park rangers arrived to dig the boy out from what they said was over 6 feet of sand.
Spendlove was taken to a St. George hospital and then to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
The Utah Division of State Parks Department says he died there Sunday after not regaining brain activity.