A three-year-old boy who went missing in the Australian bush four days ago has been found safe after a search.
Anthony “AJ” Elfalak was spotted by police helicopters on Monday, drinking water from a creek on his family’s property in rural New South Wales.
The little boy, who has autism and doesn’t speak, had been last seen at the house on Friday.
His family had feared that he had been abducted.
But rescuers found AJ on a riverbank about 500m from his house on the vast property in Putty, in the state’s north.
In footage shared by New South Wales Police, rescuers can be heard saying “I’ve got the boy”.
Authorities said AJ had suffered a few scrapes to his lower legs and was found drenched in wet clothes, but was otherwise in good health.