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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spokesman says a popular sand dune along Lake Michigan will remain closed again this summer as scientists continue to work to determine what caused a 6-year-old boy to be nearly buried alive in 2013.

Park spokesman Bruce Rowe says scientists have been studying Mount Baldy, a dune near Michigan City that is more than 120 feet tall. He says their work isn't expected to finish until fall, so he doesn't see any way the dune will be open this summer. The rest of the lakeshore will be open.

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The scientists are trying to determine what caused a hole that trapped Nathan Woessner, of Sterling, Illinois, for more than three hours under 11 feet of sand. He recovered after being hospitalized for about two weeks.

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