By: Kate Pabich
Back in July rescue crews in Indiana worked frantically, desperately trying to save a little boy from Sterling who was buried alive in a sand dune.
But Wednesday, it was a much different scene.
6-year-old Nathan Woessner of Sterling, and his family were reunited with the emergency crews in Indiana, that poured their hearts into saving Nathan's life.
His father, Greg Woessner says, "I look out at all of you and see why Nathan was brought back to us."
And mother, Faith Woessner says, "We will always be so grateful for what you did and you will always be our heroes...thank you."
139 people banded together to rescue Nathan who was buried under 11 feet of sand.
For nearly four hours, emergency crews from 911 operators to officers, firefighters and paramedics fought to save Nathan's life.
It was a day of celebration.
Even Indiana's Governor was there, giving awards of appreciation to every person involved in Nathan's successful rescue.