It’s a story most have heard by now, a story that hundreds of thousands anxiously followed.
A story that, by day six, had brought out 6,000 volunteers—some from as far as Alaska—because a little boy with autism remained lost in the woods. On Sunday, Oct. 23, on a hike in the 80-acre North Anna Battlefield Park, the young boy darted away from his father and his girlfriend.
Somehow, the nine-year-old Robert Wood Jr. eluded search teams, for six day. The teams covered over 22-square-miles of territory. His rescue came right before a storm hit the area, bringing freezing temperatures and sleet.