It’s an incredible story of survival. Nathan Woessner survived being trapped for hours in 11 feet of sand. On Sunday, the 6-year-old was back in church with his family to give thanks.
Nathan is pretty much back to normal after the terrifying ordeal that could have ended his life. Just over two weeks ago, he was with his family enjoying a day at the beach near Mount Baldy at the Indiana Dunes. Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a giant hole to open up, burying the boy alive.
“I just remember being so scared and afraid,” said Nathan’s mother, Faith Woessner.
It took rescue crews three and a half hours to find him. When they did, his heart was still beating.
Nathan quickly recovered at Chicago-area hospitals. He was released a few days ago and headed back home to Sterling, Illinois.
Nathan’s parents say their faith pulled them through.
“This was his miracle,” said Faith Woessner. “There is no doubt in my mind that God was with Nathan, God took care of Nathan, and God brought Nathan back to us.”
She says the only thing her son remembers from that day is being at the beach.