Boy, 7, dies after being buried in sand

Boy playing with brother in sand pile before incident

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:52:47 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 26 2013 12:33:12 PM CST
SAN ANTONIO -

A 7-year-old boy died Friday after he was buried in a sand pile and stopped breathing.

The medical examiner has identified the boy as Wyatt McDaniel.

He died at University Hospital after being rushed there by AirLife helicopter.

The incident occurred just after 4 p.m. on property in the 400 block of Specht Rd. in far north Bexar County.

When Sheriff's deputies got to the scene, the boy's father was administering CPR to the boy.

Investigators say 7 year-old and his 5 year-old brother were playing in a sand pile before the 5-year-old ran in the house to tell his father that his brother was buried in the sand.