An 18-year-old man died Tuesday, May 17 when a hole he had dug at a beach collapsed.

Levi Caverly, 18 of Maine, died in the collapse, according to the Toms River, New Jersey Police Department in a statement it issued. The department’s media relations spokewoman said Wednesday morning that Caverley was from Union.

According to the police department, at approximately 4:09 p.m., multiple police and emergency medical service units were dispatched to the beach entrance near Seaview Road on the barrier island for reports of two teens trapped in the sand.

The family was visiting from out of town and spent the afternoon at the beach. The teens were reportedly digging a large hole when it collapsed and trapped both of them. Emergency crews from neighboring towns also responded to the scene to assist in rescue efforts.

The 17-year-old female victim was rescued and treated at the scene, but her brother died, police reported.

Also assisting on scene were Silverton EMS, Toms River EMS, Toms River Fire Companies, Toms River Fire Technical Rescue Team, Lavallette Fire Company, Lavallette Police Department, Lavallette Public Works, Seaside Heights Fire Company, Toms River Police Detective Bureau, Ocean County Sheriff CIU, and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.

The teen’s father Todd Caverly posted a statement on his Facebook page.

“Levi was himself. He was odd. He was quirky. He was not real concerned with what others thought. He knew Jesus Christ. He was involved in the worship team at church, and was the drummer in a teen/ young adult worship band. He was a tech nut and loved to program.

The truth is that Scripture says that all our days are numbered. That there is nothing we can do to add a single hour to our life. He knew that. Matthew 6:25-34,” Caverly stated.