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Girl, 9, dies, was trapped in sand at Oregon beach

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl trapped when a sand hole collapsed on her has died.

Lt. Jerry Palmer says police and firefighters responded shortly after 5 p.m. Friday and found a group of people trying to dig the girl out. Palmer says officers helped extract the girl from a large hole.

Police began CPR after the girl was pulled free, unconscious and not breathing. North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and ambulance medical teams took over CPR and the girl was taken to a hospital.

Palmer says family members were with the girl when the collapse occurred. She was not identified pending notification of other relatives.

North Lincoln Fire spokesman Jim Kusz told The Oregonian that the girl and her family were visiting from Sandy, 28 miles southeast of Portland.

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