Max Bean, 10, of South Portland, digs Friday, Aug. 25, at the side of a washout hole in the middle section of Willard Beach. Although tidal action since an Aug. 22 weather event, allegedly caused by a broken storm water drain pipe, had partly re-filled the hole, it remained about three feet deep. Residents have asked the city for help, citing fear that a smaller child could get boring by a similar hole in the future, or that someone walking the beach at night could get hurt from falling in. (Duke Harrington photo) 1p1.jpg