Scary, the thought of my child wandering off. My son used to wander when he was younger. When we purchased our home, we thought about if our son would wander would he be safe? Would he wander far? How could we keep him from wandering? A parent's worst nightmare. Even worse when your child has a special need like Down Syndrome.
I read about a missing little boy on Facebook. I reposted the story about a missing little boy in Australia that had Down Syndrome. Read below about this little boy and how his family dog helped searchers find him safe and sound.
Family pets protect Down syndrome boy
- October 04, 2012
Footage of an emotional reunion showed Ms Martin grabbing hold of Riley and collapsing to the ground.
"Has he had water?" she asked.
"He's been through the bush. Those dogs kept him alive. Words can't describe it."
The boy was checked by paramedics and taken to Macksville Hospital as a precaution, police said.
Police, emergency services workers, volunteers and neighbours had scoured the area around Riley's home until Wednesday night. Local police kept searching overnight.