Mount Baldy to be investigated after boy swallowed by sand

Investigators will use some high-tech equipment to try to determine why a sand dune collapsed on a young boy at the Indiana Dunes.

Nathan Woessner, 6, survived four hours under the sand because he was trapped in an air pocket.

Starting next week, ground-penetrating radar may be used to examine the dune.

Some geologists theorize that a buried and decomposed tree trunk created the void Woessner wound up in.

Mount Baldy remains closed to visitors until authorities are confident there is no danger of another collapse.


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