Boy rescued from sand dune discharged from hospital

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A young boy was rescued from the sand at the Indiana Dunes has been discharged from Comer Children’s Hospital

Nathan Woessner, 6, of Sterling, Ill., left the hospital late Tuesday afternoon, and will receive rehabilitative therapy elsewhere for several day.

He had been hospitalized at Comers since July 12.

Nathan was buried under about 11 feet of sand for more than three hours at Mount Baldy at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

More than 30 people took part in the rescue effort.

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