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Rescuers honored for saving 6-year-old boy from sand dune

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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) -

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is praising more than 100 people who helped rescue a 6-year-old Illinois boy buried beneath 11 feet of sand at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for more than three hours last month.

Pence told people gathered in Michigan City on Wednesday that Nathan Woessner (WAYZ'-ner) of Sterling, Ill., became "the miracle of Mount Baldy" when he was pulled alive from the sand on July 12.

All 135 rescuers received certificates for their efforts and were thanked by Nathan's parents. Many hugged the boy.

A second event honoring the rescuers was scheduled later Wednesday at Blue Chip Casino.

Nathan was hospitalized for two weeks but has recovered and has started first grade. The National Park Service is trying to determine what caused Nathan to become trapped.

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