Teen injured in sand tunnel collapse no longer sedated

June 29, 2011 8:22:23 PM PDT
There is another prayer vigil tonight in Alamo for the 17-year-old teenager who was buried alive when a sand tunnel collapsed on him in Watsonville Beach.

Ryan Buchanan's family says he's been weaned off the drugs that kept him sedated and is now functioning on his own.

Buchanan is still being medicated for minor seizures.

Buchanan was on a church outing for teens at Sunset State Beach in Santa Cruz County last Saturday when the accident happened.