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‘How deep can you dig?’: TikTok trend leaves huge holes on Florida beaches

A new TikTok trend is leaving huge holes on Florida beaches.

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The trend is making Florida’s beaches unsafe and dangerous for people and sea turtles.

It challenges people to dig huge holes that are 4 to 5 feet deep on the beach.

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People could fall in the holes and get hurt or sea turtles could get stuck in them.

“There was some TikTok challenges saying, ‘How deep can you dig?’” said Sabibel Mayor Holly Smith.

“I don’t care if they dig to China. Just fill it in before they leave,” said Allison Ward, a beachgoer.

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Wildlife officials said it is not illegal to dig holes. If you do, just fill it in before you leave.

In a Facebook post, the Marco Island Police Department shared a photo of one of the holes left on the beach.

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“Please refill the hole and kindly take your things with you. It’s a hazard to other beachgoers, especially our beautiful sea turtles,” the post said.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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