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Woessner grand marshal of Michigan City parade

Nathan Woessner rode as grand marshal Saturday in Michigan City, Indiana, where he was buried alive 11 feet down for almost 3 hours in a sand sinkhole almost a year ago.
Nathan Woessner rode as grand marshal Saturday in Michigan City, Indiana, where he was buried alive 11 feet down for almost 3 hours in a sand sinkhole almost a year ago.

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Nathan Woessner rode as grand marshal Saturday in the city where, for 3 hours, he was buried alive in a sand sinkhole almost a year ago.

Michigan City’s fire and police departments, in addition to La Porte County, Long Beach and private emergency response groups, rescued the 6-year-old from Sterling on July 12. Rescuers moved about 400 tons of sand before freeing Woessner, who was buried 11 feet  down.

The Woessners were on vacation at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, where then-5-year-old Nathan was playing on a sand dune on Mount Baldy. After he was rescued, he was put in a medically induced coma and spent about 2 weeks in the hospital before undergoing weeks of rehabilitation.

On Saturday, the Woessners were back in Michigan City on a float leading the Big Parade.

The Michigan City Summer Festival registered 138 floats for the parade line-up.

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