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Mother’s instinct saves son buried under sand

A woman saved her 13-year-old son's life after following a hunch that the 4-foot deep trench he was digging collapsed on him, officials said.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A woman saved her 13-year-old son's life after following a hunch that the 4-foot deep trench he was digging collapsed on him, officials said.

Wendy Scott, 41, said she didn't see her son Dylan when she returned to the beach after briefly joining her 10-year old in the water last Sunday.

Other beach visitors told her Dylan had gone swimming, but she sensed he was buried in the sand, she said.

Onlookers began helping her dig when she clawed through the sand and touched Dylan's head, she said.

The boy wasn't breathing and had turned blue by the time rescuers arrived, she said. He was revived at a hospital.

"It's creepy," he said. "I just remember something really heavy fell on me."