LONG BRANCH - Officials say that a 12-year-old boy who was trapped when a sand tunnel collapsed on him has died.

The boy, Ezra Cornman, was playing on the beach in Long Branch yesterday with his mother and sister.

Lifeguards had performed CPR on the boy before he was rushed to the hospital.

The mayor's office confirmed the death this afternoon.

For police and witnesses reacting to the boy buried by sand in Long Branch, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.Boy saved at Long Branch Beach in critical condition