He and his friend dug for moldavites near the village of Nesměň. In the evening, his friend went home and the man carried on by himself. He was in a shaft at a depth of 2.5 meters below the surface.When he did not return till morning, his wife started searching for him. She found him buried in the shaft. The rescuers who arrived at the scene could not help him anymore. He probably suffocated.
A similar case happened about fifteen years ago in the deposit of Vrábče. Soil and sand buried a woman who unfortunately did not survive.
Video from the site – the beginning of the extrication
(source: Policie ČR)