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Deep beach holes are dangerous, Outer Banks town warns

Officials in a North Carolina town on the Outer Banks are pleading with beachgoers to think twice before digging deep holes on the beach. They posted a warning on Facebook on Tuesday just hours before a man died at a New Jersey beach when a hole collapsed on him. The town of Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks posted a picture of ocean rescue supervisor David Elder standing in a large hole that he said was as much as 7 feet deep. Elder says because the ocean water is cold, beachgoers tend to look for “alternate entertainment” — such as digging holes.