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Boy, eight, rescued from sand dune

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.


From Belfast Telegraph