Earlier we showed you the vid of the dramatic beach rescue of a teen who was buried alive under 5 feet of sand for almost 40 minutes.
Rescuers spent several scary minutes frantically trying to dig up the sand to reach him. A bystander who witnessed it all go down said:
"I think everybody was really concerned for him and everyone was expecting to pull up a dead body, for sure, especially after 15-20 passed and they're still digging."
Thankfully, the 17-year-old made it out okay and now he's speaking about the harrowing ordeal he went through. Watch his interview (above).
Tags: buried alive, newport beach, rescuers, sand