Police on Monday said they had found a 4-year-old boy who was reported missing from a resort in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday.
According to police, the boy, Reiki Fukumi, was found in the forest at around 9 a.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported. He was found sitting on the ground hear a river several hundred meters northeast of the resort. His face was covered in mud and he was not wearing his shoes, which had been found on Sunday afternoon.
Police initially said he had scratches on his face but he was taken to hospital where doctors said he suffered a fractured skull, although his condition is not life-threatening.
Police said they used dogs and drones to search for Reiki who was reported missing by his parents at around 2 p.m. Saturday. Police searched for the boy on Saturday and Sunday, but without luck.
Police said Reiki had come with his family and about 18 others to the resort for the weekend. While the adults were preparing for a barbecue at around noon, Reiki and three other children went outside the compound to play. The boy apparently got separated from his friends.© Japan Today