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I'm glad he was found, I know how scary getting lost can be, and at his age it's very dangerous for him to be alone(Autistic or not), especially around water.
One time when I was little and wandered off I went a few blocks away and some lady picked me up in her Van and took me to her house, Luckily she had good intentions, but she very well could have been a Kidnapper, and I was I think 3 at the time(and bound determined to wander off, especially without clothing. My mum used to have tall gates and locked all the doors, but I still managed to slip out sometimes)
It's so scary for the parents when I child goes missing
It's scary for the child too, heck it's still scary to me when I get lost(I've even been lost in a Walmart on a few occasions, which for me is scarier then being lost in the woods) sensory overload plays Havoc on your reasoning skills and your sense of direction, and those of us on the spectrum are, of course, drawn to water, which is very dangerous for a little kid.
I'm so glad this boy was found, I'm always so sad when I hear of little Autistic kids who've wandered off and drown. It's nice to hear a happy ending among all the sad ones.