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Published: 7/15/2013

Boy rescued from Ind. sand dune moving arms, legs

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO  — The doctor who helped treat a 6-year-old Illinois boy who was buried in sand for hours at a northern Indiana dune says the child is expected to make a full neurological recovery.

Dr. Tracy Koogler is medical director of pediatric intensive care at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

She said today that Nathan Woessner may suffer some lasting lung problems from breathing in sand, but is responsive and can move his limbs.

The boy has been in critical condition since being rescued Friday from the Mount Baldy dune in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Koogler says Nathan is sedated and on a ventilator, but should be removed from it by the end of the week. She also said he’ll likely be released from the hospital in 10-14 days.



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