Parental guidance: Dangers of digging in sand
Q. Can you explain how it's possible that 12-year-old Ezra Cornman died in New Jersey last month after a tunnel he was digging in the sand with his brother collapsed on him? How can such tragedies be prevented?
A. "The sand is so unstable," says Tom Curtin, a Jones Beach lifeguard captain. "The kids in their enthusiasm dig down. . . . It's just a recipe for disaster."
Usually kids start...