German boy discovered alive in underground sewer after eight days
German police have dominated out foul play after a lacking eight-year-old boy was discovered alive in a rainwater sewer.
The handicapped boy — named Joe — was discovered beneath a manhole cowl in northern Germany, greater than every week after going lacking.
He had disappeared from his backyard on June 17 within the city of Oldenburg, and search events had spent days on the lookout for him in useless.
A pedestrian then heard whimpering from beneath a manhole cowl about 300 metres from the boy’s residence on June 25.
Rescuers discovered the boy bare, chilled and dehydrated contained in the sewer, however in any other case unhurt. His garments had been later discovered elsewhere within the sewer.
In a assertion on Tuesday, Oldenburg police stated that their investigation concluded the boy had seemingly climbed right into a drainage pipe close to his residence after which bought misplaced contained in the slim tunnels.
Earlier alleged sightings of the boy outdoors the tunnels or within the firm of an grownup at the moment are deemed to have been mistaken.
The boy, who stays in hospital, has not but been questioned by officers, police stated.