Kim Han-mi has been found at a mountainside temple, three days after the four-year old disappeared from his preschool.
The report that Kim was found at the temple in Dumyeong-ri, Jeonggwan-myeon, Gijang-gun, Busan went out at approximately 6 pm on the 21st.
A dog on the temple garden barked, indicating that someone was there, and a priest discovered the child alone near the temple grounds after going to outside to check.
The police were alerted through a 112 call and were dispatched to investigate the area, and at 6:40 am confirmed that the child was the same Kim Han-mi who had disappeared.
Kim was still wearing his school uniform and name tag.
He showed some signs of mild frostbite on his hands and face but otherwise had no serious health problem.
Kim has been moved to hospital and checked in. Police say that Kim had been wandering around by himself for two days after losing his way walking to the bathroom at his school.
But nobody is sure how the child, just four years old, spent 40 hours alone, somehow enduring the harsh cold without injury or incident to be found at a temple that takes an adult man one hour to walk to on foot.
While the child recovers, the police are investigating every possibility including that he was intentionally abducted.
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