Boy Who Spent Hours Buried In Sand Dune Is Recovering

CHICAGO (July 23, 2013)—Nathan Woessner, 6, is continuing to improve 11 days following his rescue after hours buried beneath a sand dune in Indiana, doctors at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital said.

The boy, who’s now in good condition, has been transferred from the intensive care unit to a general children's medicine unit at the Chicago hospital, doctors said.

Dr. Barrett Fromme said the boy is eating well, is active and that the staples used to close a cut on the back of his head will be removed Tuesday.

The boy was rescued after he was buried for more than three hours July 12 in the dune called Mount Baldy at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Relatives say the Illinois boy hasn't mentioned the ordeal since coming out of a coma and starting to speak.

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