An eight-year-old boy has been rescued after being buried in a sand dune in Indiana, officials said.
The boy partially fell into a hole at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and then got trapped under 11 feet of sand before rescuers managed to pull him out.
It took a crew using heavy excavating equipment more than three hours to pull the boy out of a dune known as Mount Baldy, Lakeshore ranger Bruce Rowe said.
The boy was taken to Franciscan St Anthony Health Medical Centre in Indiana but he was later flown to a Chicago hospital.
Mr Rowe says he was told the boy had vital signs, but did not know his condition. Officials did not immediately release the boy's name or home town.