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Parents of 6-year-old thank Mt Baldy rescuers

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TOM COYNE,

Associated Press

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) The parents of a 6-year-old Illinois boy who survived being buried beneath 11 feet of sand at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for more than three hours last month have told rescuers they are eternally grateful.

Faith Woessner  of Sterling, Ill., told more than 100 people involved in the rescue of her son, Nathan, that they will always be heroes to her family. She says the rescue increased her faith significantly.

As her husband, Greg, looked out at the crowd gathered for the event Wednesday at the Blue Chip Casino, he said he realized Nathan was rescued because of their diligence.

Nathan was pulled alive from the sand on July 12. He was hospitalized for two weeks but has recovered and has started first grade.

 

 

Posted 8/28/2013