Missing six-year-old rescued from woods after three days

Natik Namig oglu Aliyev had wandered away from his family home

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A six-year-old boy who was missing in woodland for three days and nights was found safe by determined rescuers.

A search team was scrambled for Natik Namig oglu Aliyev who wandered away his family home just outside the village of Eski Igrik in north-eastern Azerbaijan.

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The home was surrounded by woodland, which the boy went to explore one evening.

When he did not come home a desperate manhunt was launched.

It took three days before the boy was eventually found after support from the military and other authorities was called in.

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A search team was scrambled for Natik Namig oglu Aliyev who wandered away from home and into woodland

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Involved in the search were officers from the Civil Defence Forces of the Northern Regional Centre, the Rescue Service of Special Risk, members of the State Fire Protection Service, Internal Troops, as well as police from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The youngster was found unconscious around four miles from his home.

Rescuers say he was starving and weak, having not eaten for the three days.

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The six-year-old was missing for three days and footage of him being fed for the first time after his rescue was shared online

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He was taken to a nearby hospital and eventually released by doctors to see his relieved parents

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Heartwarming footage showing him being fed for the first time after his rescue was shared online.

He was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked over with doctors, who after several tests, ruled the boy's health condition as "satisfactory" and allowed him home to see his relieved parents.


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