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UPDATE: Boy Buried in Sand Dune Still in Critical Condition

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Aan update on a young boy in Illinois who spent hours buried alive...

A spokesman for the University of Chicago Hospital says the 6-year-old remains in critical condition.

Nathan Woessner spent more than 3 hours buried in the sand at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore before rescuers pulled him out.

Police believe Woessner may have fallen into a hole that was created by a tree that had decomposed.

Doctors say he should recover and be released in about 2 weeks.



6-year-old Nathan Woessner is in critical condition after he was buried under 11-feet of sand while visiting an Indiana beach.

Nathan was walking on the beach with is family when he disappeared, swallowed up by sand.

Friends and family called for help while they tried to save the boy.

Three hours later, rescuers were able to get the boy out

Rescuers think Nathan survived on a pocket of air, and doctors say he is growing stronger every day.

They don't think the 6-year-old has any brain damage, but he may have some long term breathing problems.



A little boy is in critical condition this afternoon because of a terrifying trip to the beach in Indiana.

He fell into a hole in the sand near the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

6-year-old Nathan Woessner fell into a sandy sinkhole near Mount Baldy Friday afternoon.

When family and friends tried to dig him out, things went from bad to worse.

As they tried to free him, the hole collapsed.

Rescuers finally pulled him from the sand about four hours later.

Miraculously, Nathan was found inside an air pocket, about 11 feet under the surface, but he was unresponsive.

Crews quickly rushed him to the hospital in Michigan City.