MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Work is scheduled to begin to try to determine
what caused a section of dune to collapse last month at the Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore, burying a 6-year-old boy under 11 feet of sand for
more than three hours.
The National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are
bringing in ground-sensing equipment to begin searching for possible
anomalies in the 43-acre sand dune called Mount Baldy. The work is
scheduled to begin Monday.
That section of the park has been closed to the public since Nathan
Woessner (WAYZ'-ner) of Sterling, Ill., became trapped on July 12. Nathan
was released last month from La Rabida Children's Hospital. Doctors said
he underwent physical, occupational and speech therapy. He's scheduled to
return for more rehabilitation.