The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) made an urgent appeal to the population on Sunday evening (local time). Jordan, who was just nine years old, had been swallowed by the earth for hours. Only in jeans and a T-shirt and without shoes, the boy was suspected somewhere in the hinterland north of Nashville (USA).
“Nice to see you, Jordan”
The missing report was shared thousands of times. But despite the great response, there was still no trace of Jordan. More and more time passed, and with every hour that passed, the hope of finding the boy again sank.
Twitter / TBI
But then, after more than 48 hours and two nights in the November cold, it came to an unexpected happy ending: Search parties found the small Jordan on the bank of a small stream under a self-made shelter. The TBI immediately announced the good news on Twitter: “Freezing and hungry, but otherwise in a good mood. Nice to see you, Jordan. “
Father bursts into tears at press conference
The nine-year-old was found on Tuesday around 1.2 kilometers from his home. In a press conference afterwards, the local sheriff said about the time the boy had to endure alone in nature: “I would probably not have survived it.” And with regard to the fact that Jordan survived the Odyssey unscathed, he said: “That is certainly the exception and not the rule.”
It is still unclear why the autistic boy ran away from his home so suddenly. As it turns out, Jordan did not live with his birth parents, but with an adoptive family. The biological father, who was present with his wife at the press conference of the TBI, burst into tears of joy when the good news was announced. (cat)