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More Holes On Mount Baldy

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August 15, 2014 — The Associated Press — Geologists beginning an in-depth study of why a then-6-year-old Illinois boy became buried in a popular local sand dune last year say they discovered another hole there.

Indiana Geological Survey Assistant Director Todd Thompson says the new hole developed Wednesday on Mount Baldy while geologists were conducting tests on what caused Nathan Woessner to be buried alive in July 2013.  Thompson says it is the sixth hole that’s been found.

Geologists from the survey, Indiana University and Indiana University Northwest arrived Monday at Mount Baldy to continue to study what is causing holes on the popular 126-foot high dune at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

The dune has been closed for 13 months.  Park spokesman Ranger Bruce Rowe says it will remain closed indefinitely.

 

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