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Man killed after sand dune collapses while filming sunrise, police say

A Florida man died after beach dunes collapsed on him, local police said Monday. An unidentified 35-year-old man is believed to have been resting while taking a video of the sunrise. was discovered when he saw parts of his body sticking out of the sand. Officials said he was trapped under the sand and appeared to have suffocated to death hours earlier, and no foul play was suspected. 

occurred on Hutchinson Island, Florida, about an hour north of the beach. 

Stuart man dies after dune collapse Martin County Sheriff's Detectives believe a 35-year-old man dead. ..

Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Mon 8 Aug 2022

Test was standard procedure and the results were "unlikely to change the outcome of this incident being a tragic accident." 

The man's death comes nearly three months after a13-year-old boy was killed. Sand tunnel collapse in Utah. Officials said Ian Spendlove died after a tunnel he believed he dug into the dunes of Coral Pink Dunes State Park collapsed. 

Victoria Albert

Victoria Albert is a Senior News Editor at CBS News.

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