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A teenager who became trapped in a sand dune, at Budle Bay near Bamburgh, has been released from hospital.
The 14-year-old had to be rescued by the fire service after the dune collapsed around him. He was taken to the RVI in Newcastle by air ambulance where he was later released without injury.
Reports by emergency crews suggest collapsing sand dunes caused a teenage boy to become trapped.The 14-year-old boy was playing with friends while on holiday when it is understood a large dune collapsed around them at the Budle Bay beach close to Bamburgh Castle.
The friends managed to scramble free but the 14-year-old was completely covered in sand.
His friends managed to dig his head free before calling for help. On the arrival of the Great North Air Ambulance he was found burried to chest height in the dunes.
He was eventually dug out after 2 hours and flown to Newcastle's RVI for a check-up.
Ivan Millican from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service explains to ITV Tyne Tees, how Police, Paramedics, Fire Service and the Coast Guard worked to free the trapped boy.
Video: Rescue teams at Budle Bay on Sunday afternoon.
Northumbria Police have confirmed that the 14-year-old boy trapped in sand at Budle Bay has been rescued by emergency teams.
The Great North Air Ambulance is currently transporting the boy to the Newcastle RVI.
Emergency crews are currently working to free a 14-year-old boy who has become trapped in the sand at the southern edge of Budle Bay near Bamburgh in Northumberland.
The Great North Air Ambulance has also been sent to the scene as rescue efforts continue.