Glad this story has a nice, happy ending!
Wonderful. Glad he was found. Glad he had the presence of mind to strain water
and find shelter. Glad the weather wasn't too rough. Glad he didn't
get hurt. Thanks to all who helped in any way.
NeilT is right. We can be relieved and grateful with his family that he was
found. I remember when I was that age I wanted to go off and hunt for gold
mines, and wild raspberres, and lizards, and whatever was popular in my fickle
mind. Sometimes children don't even think about what they are doing when
they wander off; they are being children. Just be thankful
Whatever happened to carrying a whistle whemn hiking in the woods. Didn't
this used to be a common practice? I am so glad he was found safe. No need
to pass judgement on why he wandered off.
@patriot - article didn't say they "allowed" him to go, just
that's what he did. All too often when taking kids in the outdoors they
wander off on their own explorations. I know I did as a kid. Glad they family
found this child alive and in good health.
I think what I would tell my kids is if you get lost in the mountains--stay put
and make noise; the further he wanders, the higher the likelihood he won't
"when he went to look for wild mushrooms about 10:30 a.m"why
in the world do you allow a little 10 year old boy to go looking by himself for
wild mushrooms?? I pray that the family finds their little boy but good grief
this should never ever happen. A parent should always be with their kids - the
High Uinta mountains are easy enough for an adult to get turned around and lost
let alone a little boy.