Lost two-year-old found after having walked five kilometers

On Monday morning the police found a lost two-year-old who had managed to walk five kilometers through the night. The huge search operation involved 30 police employees, 40 Border Guard, as well as volunteers, helicopters and dogs, reported Latvian Television Monday.

The child wandered away from a seaside camping site at the Engure parish at about 7.30 p.m. on Sunday after toying with other toddlers in a sandbox.

His mother had gone to wash the dishes, and couldn't find the boy upon return.

At night a hunter said he'd heard a child crying in the forest, and the rescue operation was immediately turned that way.

After a footprint was found in the sand some two kilometers away from the camping, the child was ultimately discovered at 6.20 a.m. lying face down in moss near a road. 

The child had numerous mosquito bites and was apparently very worried, however he did not have to be hospitalized and is now with his family.

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