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Another hole found in Indiana Dunes close to where boy fell in

Updated: August 14, 2013 10:50AM

DUNE ACRES, Ind. — The National Park Service has found another hole in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, close to where 6-year-old Nathan Woessner fell in and was buried under 11 feet of sand for several hours last month.

The NPS and U.S. EPA began searching the area around Mt. Baldy for other gaps and holes in the sand on Monday. During the search, officials found the hole, approximately 10 inches in diameter, in the dune’s surface, according to a statement from the NPS.

The hole appeared to be at least 5 feet deep with sand at the bottom that was “very loose.” It resembled the one described by the Woessner family and it appears to have formed as a natural phenomenon, the NPS said.

Sand samples from the hole have already been collected and more equipment will be brought to the area Wednesday for additional analysis.

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