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Oklahoma teenager in critical condition following accident at Florida beach

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – An Oklahoma teenager is in critical condition following an accident while spending a day in the sun.

Officials told WJGH that the 17-year-old from Oklahoma was visiting Panama City Beach, Florida with his family.

Witnesses say the teen had created a big tunnel against the sand ledge and was inside it when it collapsed.

Immediately, strangers and officials began digging for the teenager.

Once authorities found the teen, they began performing CPR on him.

“It was like really stressful because they were all trying to save him and we really didn’t know how it was gonna end up,” one witness told WJGH.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office says the teenager is still in critical condition at a Florida hospital.