20-year-old buried alive after digging his own grave at the beach

Beach illustration 
By: David Ross 

A man died after he dug his own grave at the beach.

An exchange student, 20-years-old, from South Korea, died after laying down in a sand pit, 6-feet deep. He and some colleagues had dug the pit on a beach in Southern California. The pit later collapsed on him.

The Oxnard Fire Department said in a statement that the Masters College university students had dug the grave while spending the day at Oxnard Beach Park on Wednesday, and the student was buried after climbing into it.

Firefighters arrived and immediately began digging with hand tools, but it took 15 minutes to free him.
CPR was performed on the man and he was taken to the Medical Center of Ventura County, but was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The man's name and his home city have not been released because relatives have not been notified of his death.