8-Year-Old Boy Is Found Alive In A Drainage Canal After Going Missing For A Week

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As a parent, being away from your child causes different levels of worry and anxiety. Imagine what this little boy’s parents must have felt when he went missing for a week.

Nowhere To Be Found

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An 8-year-old boy named Joe went missing on June 17 and disappeared for more than a week until he was found in the most unexpected place in the neighborhood.

Search And Rescue

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The police in Oldenburg, Northwest Germany initiated a search and rescue for Joe, and his worried family members also helped out.

Faint Sound

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Eight days after he went missing, the police received a tip from a citizen who heard sounds coming from the ground.

He’s Alive

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The rescuers found Joe under a manhole cover. He didn’t have any clothes on him but he had no significant wounds, only extreme hypothermia, and dehydration, according to the rescuers.

What Might Have Happened

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The police said, “After evaluating all traces and clues, the officers now assume that Joe crawled through a drain into the rainwater sewer system on the day of his disappearance and lost his orientation after several meters.”

No Foul Play

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The police believe that there was no foul play in the incident. They once opened a homicide investigation after receiving a tip that Joe had been seen with an unidentified person, but the report turned out to be false.

His Condition

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Joe is still being treated in the hospital. He is not yet able to explain his side of the story to the police, but the initial police report says that he is suffering from a learning disability, and during the investigation, they suggested that he must have thought the search for him was a game.

Breath Of Relief

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Oldenburg Police President Johann K├╝hme was impressed by the great commitment of the police force and rescuers during the search, and Joe’s father was also grateful to everyone who joined in the search and rescue for his son.

Watch the story of how Joe was found after 8 days of going missing in the video below.

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