Abandoned Boy Has Been Found!
A boy that had been left alone in the woods by his parents has finally been found! Yamato Tanooka, the 7-year-old boy who was abandoned in a Hokkaido forest by his parents was found at a military facility in Shikabe, Hokkaido after six long days of wondering the forest.
Yamato identified himself to military personnel, who immediately recognized him. A search party of 200 people had gathered to look for the boy in the mountainous area. Yamato was reportedly found in good health, despite having to suffer from some dehydration and minor scratches.
His father later apologized for what he had done to his child.
“We have raised him with love all along,” said, Takayuki Tanooka.
“I really didn’t think it would come to that. We went too far,” he added, “I thought we were doing it for my son’s own good.”
Article: BBC News