When we think of the beach we usually think about relaxing under the sun, participating in water sports, swimming in the ocean and playing in the sand. Yes, it all sounds great, and it usually is, but in some cases these things may actually harm you.
Overexposure to the sun can lead to heatstroke and sunburn, surfing deep in the ocean may put you at risk for a shark attack, and playing with the kids by the ocean shore may result in a jellyfish sting.
Did you know that simply digging holes in the sand can be deadly? According to ABC News, a new report revealed that digging holes in the sand – even shallow ones can collapse and kill you. They explain, “researchers found 52 cases of sand-hole collapses in the United States and three other countries – Australia, Great Britain and New Zealand. Sixty percent of the victims – 31 people – died, while many of the others needed rescuing and CPR.”