MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — The National Park Service is preparing an
expedited process to seek proposals from contractors to try to determine
what caused a section of dune to collapse at the Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, burying a 6-year-old boy under 11 feet of sand.
Ranger Bruce Rowe said Tuesday a contractor could start a conductivity
study as early as next week to begin searching for possible anomalies in
the 43-acre sand dune called Mount Baldy. Ground-penetrating radar will
then be used to try to determine the exact cause.
Rowe says the dune near Michigan City will remain closed for until park
service officials are confident the area is safe following the July 12
Nathan Woessner of Sterling, Ill., was discharged Friday from
rehabilitative care at a Chicago children's hospital.