Condition of boy trapped in sand upgraded
Post-Tribune staff report July 18, 2013 1:10PM
Nathan Woessner, 6, of Sterling, Ill., was trapped beneath the sand at Mount Baldy in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Friday, July 12. | Photo provided
Updated: August 20, 2013 6:33AM
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital has upgraded Nathan Woessner’s condition from critical to serious.
“He has been extubated, is recovering from sedation and continues to respond to commands,” according to Dr. Rachel Wolfson, his attending physician.
The 6-year-old Sterling, Ill., boy was trapped for more than three hours beneath 11 feet of sand at Mount Baldy in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Friday, July 12.
Post-Tribune staff report