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Orinda teen injured in beach accident

By scarney
Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 8:03 pm in Orinda.

Ryan Buchanan, a 17 year old from Orinda who attends Miramonte, was injured after he was buried under sand in a beach accident.

Buchanan and a friend had dug a hole approximately six feet deep at Sunset State Beach while on a church trip when the sand collapsed and buried Buchanan.

Lifeguards were able to dig Buchanan out, but he was not breathing when he was pulled out after being under the sand for 15 minutes.

Buchanan is currently in critical condition.

Buchanan’s church, The Creekside Community Church in Alamo, is holding vigils every night this week beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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