Missing 8-year-old found safe and sound in Ostend

 

Police deployed a helicopter in the search for the boy who went missing on Ostend beach on Wednesday afternoon.  Fortunately, the lad was found safe and sound as the sun was setting some two and a half kilometres from where he went missing.

The boy disappeared from the beach in the Ostend suburb of Mariakerke on Wednesday afternoon. As soon as he was reported missing boats combed the shoreline and a helicopter took to the air to look for the lad.

It was only towards evening that the boy was found.  He had wandered two and a half kilometres from the place where he started out and had fallen asleep.  He was only noticed after everybody else left the beach. His adventure left him unscathed.