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As a result, the boy allegedly suffered second- and third-degree burns on his right arm and chest and is currently undergoing treatment at the surgical intensive-care unit at a hospital in Orange, the news source said.
"He was burned when he tried to push himself out of the pit and it was still burning," said Seth's father, Jason Richardson.
The news source reports that the incident is just the latest in a string of similar occurrences at Orange County beaches over the past few years. Some such cases have led to families filing burn pit lawsuits as a result, according to the news provider.
Huntington City Beach is known by many as "Surf City."