7-Year-Old Japanese Boy Abandoned by Parents Found Alive in Forest After 6 Days
Apple| | By Jason Owen
From NPR: “The boy was found Friday morning (local time) at a Self-Defense Forces training site and identified himself as the missing child, The Japan Times reports. “According to reporter Karyn Nishi-Poupee of Agence France-Presse, the boy ‘was found living in a military base where he walked.'” Miraculously, the boy sustained no major injuries and seemed to only be suffering from minor dehydration and a few scratches on his hands and feet, the Associated Press reported. The AP spoke to the boy’s father outside the hospital where he was taken and reported the father apologized to his son. “I told him I was so sorry for causing him such pain.” The situation could have turned out much worse, but luckily the boy sustained no serious harm and hopefully these parents learned a valuable lesson.