Australian emergency services rescued a three-year-old boy from his family’s property three days after he went missing on Monday.
Video footage released by New South Wales Police showed the boy, Anthony ‘AJ’ Elfalak, desperately shoveling water into his mouth in a creek in Putty, about 150 km (93 miles) northwest of Sydney, just before his rescue.
AJ was taken to hospital and is believed to have suffered minor scratches from a fall and diaper rash.
When asked what held him up during the ordeal, the boy’s relieved father, Anthony Elfalak, said, “Just to see my son, he’s named after me.”
It is not clear why the boy ran away from his parents’ house on Friday.
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