A Russian toddler has been rescued after being lost for three days three days lost in Siberian woods, surving with chocplate he had with him.
Three-year-old Tserin Dopchut wandered into the woods near Khut, a village that is home 400 people in the Piy-Khemsky district of the Tuva republic, on Sept. 18.
The boy disappeared after playing with dogs near his family home under the supervision of his great-grandmother and is thought to have followed a young puppy into the forest.
The Siberian Times reported that more than 100 people, including the Russian Emergency Ministry’s rescuers, police and volunteers, joined family members in the search. Regional emergencies chief Ayas Saryglar said dangers in the area included bears, wolves, a swift-moving river and freezing overnight temperatures, according to the Times.
The toddler was found wearing only a shirt and shoes, and had survived by eating some chocolate that he already had with him.
-- Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer, from wire reports