Asher Klein

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

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.

U.S. & World

Stories that affect your life across the U.S. and around the world.

Nick Cordero Dies From Coronavirus Complications at Age 41

Prosecutors Seek Friday Court Appearance for Epstein Friend

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.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us