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August 12, 2013

Tests to start at dune where boy was buried

MICHIGAN CITY (AP) — Crews are expected to start examining a northern Indiana sand dune for any problem areas similar to where a collapse last month buried a young Illinois boy under 11 feet of sand for more than three hours.

The National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are scheduled to use ground-sensing equipment starting Monday at the 43-acre sand dune called Mount Baldy at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

That section of the park has been closed to the public since 6-year-old Nathan Woessner of Sterling, Ill., became trapped on July 12. Doctors initially put Nathan in a medically induced coma but he recovered enough to go home from a hospital two weeks later.

Some geologists theorize that a long-buried tree trunk decomposed under the dune and created the void.

 

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