Teen Dies after Falling Into a Trench

Authorities in Charlotte County found Danilo Riccardi Jr. buried
in quicksand-like dirt and water on Sunday.

Fire department spokeswoman Dee Hawkins says the boy had been trying to get water from the trench to mix concrete when he was "sucked in."

It took authorities two hours to dig out his body from the 8-by-10-foot
hole.

Hawkins says the boy and his younger brothers were helping their
father, who was working at the Bethanie Seventh-day Adventist
Church construction site.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will
investigating the death.


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