Teen dies after getting trapped in sand on Florida beach

A Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, teenager was killed when a tunnel dug into a sand dune on a Florida beach collapsed on him while he was crawling through it.

Travor Brown was 17.

"Travor had gone to be with his Lord," according to a GoFundMe set up for the teen. "Please continue to pray for his family as they begin this journey without him." 

>> Read more trending stories

Family and friends describe Brown as outgoing and free-spirited. They said he planned to pursue a modeling contract after high school.

The incident happened Wednesday near Panama City Beach, Florida. First responders used shovels, a backhoe and a tractor during their efforts to rescue Brown.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

X