Boy Scout, 12, Dies in Sand Dune Collapse in Michigan - NBC Bay Area
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Boy Scout, 12, Dies in Sand Dune Collapse in Michigan

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    How Much Sleep do you Really Need?
    South Haven, Michigan, police
    Police in South Haven, Michigan, released this image showing a sand dune where a child was buried in sand.

    Police say a 12-year-old Boy Scout has died after being buried by sand in southwestern Michigan.

    South Haven police say Gage Wilson dug into the side of a sand dune Saturday and crawled into the small space. The sand collapsed. The incident occurred at a Van Buren County park near Lake Michigan.

    Police say two boys who were with Gage didn't notice his disappearance for up to 30 minutes. Rescuers were able to get a pulse and rush him to a hospital but he died.

    The Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America released a statement, saying, "This is a very difficult time for our scouting family." The boy was from Portage, near Kalamazoo.