A missing toddler in Italy was found by a reporter covering the story of his disappearance. The 21-month-old,Nicola Tanturli, was last seen by his parents in his bedroom Monday night and was reported missing the next day. About a thousand people - including police, fire and alpine rescuers - joined the search for the tot near his home outside Florence.
As a helicopter and the search party continued to look, journalist Giuseppe Di Tommaso was on his way to the family’s home when he heard noises coming from a gorge nearby. He stopped a police car and let officers know what he’d heard, so one of them lowered himself about 85-feet down to investigate.
Down in the bottom of the wooded slope, Officer Danilo Ciccarelli says he expected to find an animal. “Instead, Nicola came out with his head in the high grass and said ‘mamma,’” he explains. “It was a beautiful feeling.”
Authorities now believe the toddler woke up in the middle of the night and walked out of the house. Nicola was checked out at the hospital, but walked away with only minor injuries.”