Crews Examine Site of Indiana Sand Dune Rescue

Scientists and engineers to determine safety of Indiana dune

 

 
 
 

TOM COYNE, Associated Press | | Monday, August 12, 2013


MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Scientists and engineers are using radar to determine the safety of a northern Indiana sand dune that collapsed onto a 6-year-old Illinois boy, burying him under 11 feet of sand.

Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Francisco Arcaute (AHR'-coot-ayh) says the device employed Monday in the inspection at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is usually used to search underground at hazard waste sites.

Park ranger Bruce Rowe says the crew could be at the site for at least two days and that Mount Baldy will remain closed until the National Park Service considers the dune safe.

Emergency workers freed Nathan Woessner (WAYZ'-ner), of Sterling, Ill., after he disappeared under the sand for more than three hours July 12. He was hospitalized for two weeks but is now home.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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