3-Year-Old Rescued After Spending 72 Hours In Siberian Woods

MOSCOW (AP) – The Russian Emergencies Ministry says a three-year-old boy who spent 72 hours in a Siberian forest after getting lost has been rescued.

The Emergencies Ministry said the boy from the village Khut in the Tuva region in southern Siberia went missing Sunday. A helicopter and about 100 rescuers participated in the search, about 124.28 miles north of the border with Mongolia.

The boy was found early Wednesday some 3 kilometers away from the village, when he answered his uncle, who was involved in the search and calling for him. The ministry said he was in satisfactory condition.

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Russian news reports said the boy went into the woods, known as the taiga, to follow a puppy when his grandmother got distracted. He only had a chocolate bar with him.

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