Parents of 7-Year-Old Girl Who Passed Away While Digging a Hole on a Florida Beach Speaks Out

Weeks after their little girl passed away after becoming trapped in a collapsed sand hole at the beach, Sloan Mattingly’s parents are speaking out.

The 7-year-old lover of Taylor Swift and her family were enjoying a beach day in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea on February 20 when tragedy struck. According to Jason and Therese Mattingly, Sloan and her brother were digging in the sand looking for seashells when a hole unexpectedly opened up, burying both of the children alive.

As Jason and Therese explained to Good Morning America, they were right there when the tragedy occurred and immediately started digging to save their children’s lives.