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Lee Goggin, a resident of Dallas, Texas, went into cardiac arrest while he was buried alive, after a sand tunnel he was digging collapsed on him in Florida on Sunday.

The husband and father of three was passing through St. Augustine while on vacation when the family stopped at the beach, and tragedy struck, the Florida Times-Union reported.

‘He has a heartbeat but he is not breathing on his own,’ Goggin’s sister, Rachel Goggin Burt, said on Sunday via a GoFundMe page she set up seeking donations to help with medical costs.

Goggin was hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday, following the accident. 

Lee Goggin (seen here with two of his sons), a resident of Dallas, Texas, went into cardiac arrest while he was buried alive, after a sand tunnel he was digging collapsed on him in Florida on Sunday

‘Today there was a freak accident involving my older brother, Lee Goggin,’ Burt wrote on the fundraising page. 

‘Our family was just starting off on vacation when we stopped in at the beach in St. Augustine, Florida to let the kids burn some energy. Lee was building a tunnel in the sand when it collapsed on him.’

St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) responded to the scene at approximately 1.40 pm Eastern on Sunday.

Goggin (second from left), is shown here in a photo shared on the GoFundMe page his sister created on Sunday

Goggin (second from left), is shown here in a photo shared on the GoFundMe page his sister created on Sunday

Goggin is seen here with his wife, Courtney Goggin, who was also with the family on vacation

Goggin is seen here with his wife, Courtney Goggin, who was also with the family on vacation

Goggin is seen here with his wife, Courtney Goggin, who was also with the family on vacation

Goggin was taken to Flagler Hospital's Emergency Room, where he was listed as being in critical condition

Goggin was taken to Flagler Hospital’s Emergency Room, where he was listed as being in critical condition

The first responders had to remove approximately 2-3 feet of sand before they found Goggin and removed him the from collapsed sand tunnel, SJCFR said in a Facebook post shared on Sunday afternoon.

Goggin was taken to Flagler Hospital’s Emergency Room, where he was listed as being in critical condition.

Flagler Hospital could not provide additional information on Goggin’s current condition, and SJCFR did not immediately return a phone message from DailyMail.com seeking an update. 

The first responders had to remove approximately 2-3 feet of sand before they found Goggin (top, right) and removed him the from collapsed sand tunnel

The first responders had to remove approximately 2-3 feet of sand before they found Goggin (top, right) and removed him the from collapsed sand tunnel

St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) responded to the scene at approximately 1.40 pm Eastern on Sunday

St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) responded to the scene at approximately 1.40 pm Eastern on Sunday

Flagler Hospital could not provide additional information on Goggin's current condition

Flagler Hospital could not provide additional information on Goggin’s current condition

SJCFR did not immediately return a phone message from DailyMail.com seeking an update

SJCFR did not immediately return a phone message from DailyMail.com seeking an update

The latest update available came from Burt, on Sunday, through the GoFundMe page. 

‘[Goggin] has a heartbeat but he is not breathing on his own,’ his sister wrote on Sunday.

‘The next 24 hours will be very critical for him and we need all the prayers we can get. Our God is a mighty God and we have faith.’

'[Goggin] has a heartbeat but he is not breathing on his own,' his sister wrote on Sunday

‘[Goggin] has a heartbeat but he is not breathing on his own,’ his sister wrote on Sunday

Goggin's children are see here; They are Jace (right), age 4, Colton (left), age 2, and Rylee (center), 8 months old

Goggin’s children are see here; They are Jace (right), age 4, Colton (left), age 2, and Rylee (center), 8 months old

She added: ‘Please keep his wife, Courtney, and their three sweet children, Jace, age 4, Colton, age 2, and Rylee, 8 months old, in your prayers along with his immediate family.’

Goggin is originally from Wellston, Oklahoma. 

The accident occurred in the 8200 block of State Road A1A South’s Crescent Beach.

Donations to the family may be made here. 

The accident occurred in the 8200 block of State Road A1A South's Crescent Beach

The accident occurred in the 8200 block of State Road A1A South’s Crescent Beach

 



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