Nightly News   |  July 13, 2013

Boy critical after sand dune collapse

A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition in a Chicago hospital after falling into a hole in a sand dune and being buried under 11 feet of sand at a park in Indiana. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> tonight a 6-year-old boy is in critical condition in a chicago hospital after falling into a hole in a sand do you know and being buried under 11 feet of sand at a park in indiana. rescue crews worked for more than three hours using heavy equipment to dig the boy out. they found him in an air pocket inside the do you know which allowed him to breathe. the hospital says the boy is now breathing with the help of a ventilator. he is responsive to commands.