Video: SCGA Rules Crew -Searching For Your Buried Ball In A Bunker - Yes, You Can Use A Shovel (Rule 12-1)
Most golfers are fairly well aware of how to conduct themselves when they enter a bunker to play a shot. Taking care not to ground a club or cause too much of a disturbance. However there is a condition in which one can practically bring in a backhoe to get at the golf ball.
There are times when a shot lands in the bunker and buries deep enough that once the player arrives they can't readily find or identify it. If you are certain that your ball indeed landed in there, then you have a wide variety of means to locate it. But that doesn't mean the process ends there.
Watch the rules video below to see what's permitted in this case and how to proceed.