It's been an extremely slow news week in Orange County, but thank God for kids.
The biggest story today (partly because of the photo above from the Newport Beach Fire Department) comes from the Daily Pilot (also kudos to the headline writer who came up with: Quick Sand Rescue). Joseph Serna reports on a teenager who dug a narrow, five-foot hole in the wet sand, only to have it collapse and bury him up to his neck. It took 20 rescuers to dig him out. And yes, the young man was a 909er.
In Laguna Beach, the Orange County Register reported that some kids got in trouble for using a potato launcher to try and hit a kayaker with a spud.
And finally in Mission Viejo, the Register has a story about a 14-year-old boy who was skateboarding on the gym roof at Trabuco Hills High School and crashed through a skylight and fell 40 feet to the gym floor. He had a fractured right wrist, ribs and pelvis, and bruised lung.
Posted by William Lobdell on 8/06/2008