Anomalies found in sand dune where boy was trapped

In a photo provided by the Michigan City, Ind., Fire Department Josh Zimmer, a United Construction Co., works at the scene Friday, July 12, 2013, of the rescue of 6-year-old Nathan Woessner, who was found alive under 11 feet of sand on Mount Baldy sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore near Michigan City, Ind. Workers and equipment from construction sites aided in the rescue. (AP Photo/Michigan City Fire Department, The News Dispatch)

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A survey with ground-penetrating radar found dozens of anomalies in a large sand dune along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shore where an Illinois boy was trapped under 11 feet of sand last summer.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spokesman Bruce Rowe tells WSBT-TV that park service geologists are reviewing the report about Mount Baldy near Michigan City.

That report found 66 spots where there’s something other than pure sand in the dune. Rowe says some of those are probably tree stumps or holes, but at least six of the anomalies are metal objects.

Mount Baldy has been closed to visitors since the July 12 collapse that trapped then-6-year-old Nathan Woessner of Sterling, Ill., for more than three hours. Nathan survived and returned home after being hospitalized for a couple weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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