Four years after a giant sand dune swallowed a 6-year-old Illinois boy, the beach at Mount Baldy will be reopening on a date still to be determined. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Public Information Officer Bruce Rowe says three and a half years ago Mount Baldy started developing holes that scientists didn't know about.
Rowe says two research projects have been conducted at Mount Baldy. The first was by Indiana University Northwest. The study indicated the holes are being formed by trees that rot away under the dune.