(AP/CBS4) A 6-year-old boy from the Sterling area has been critically injured after being buried in a sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The boy was critically injured after he partially fell into a hole and then got trapped under 11 feet of sand before rescuers managed to pull him out Friday night. According to a release from First Baptist Church of Galva, they say the boy's name is Nathan and his grandfather, Don Reul, is a pastor at the church.
Lakeshore Ranger Bruce Rowe says it took a crew using heavy excavating equipment more than three hours to pull the boy out of a dune known as Mount Baldy in Michigan City, IN. The boy was taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health Medical Center in Indiana. But he was later flown to a Chicago hospital.
Rowe says he was told the boy had vital signs, but didn't know his condition.
The First Baptist Church of Galva is hosting a prayer vigil for Nathan tomorrow at 2:00 PM. An offering will also be collected to help the family with expenses.
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