The Sept. 1 edition included a photo of a Bluffton girl buried up to her neck in sand. I found this photo to be irresponsible photojournalism in light of the Aug. 31 death of an Oregon girl caused by the collapse of a hole she was digging.
While the girl in the photo was not digging holes, burying someone in sand promotes the opportunity and competitive spirit for bigger and better sand projects, such as deep holes.
Hilton Head Island town leaders as well as state leaders should consider setting rules limiting the depth of holes to prevent fatalities, both in children and adults, before one occurs. Readers are encouraged to Google "sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach" to read and gain a better understanding of the dangers in collapsing holes dug on beaches.
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