Kangaroo Saves Boy Lost in Wild

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A boy who went missing in the Australian bush says he made it through the night with the help of a kangaroo.

Dogs aren't the only game in town when it comes to animals rescuing humans.

A boy who went missing in the Australian bush says he made it through the night with the help of kangaroos.

Simon Kruger and his family were on a picnic when the 7-year-old boy wandered off after a Kangroo.

The boy, apparently not upset about being lost, said he was picking flowers for his mother when a kangaroo approached him and started munching on the blooms.

After its snack, the animal lay down, providing a warm place for the lost child to sleep and make it through the chilly winter night.

Meanwhile, a rescue crew of about 40 people searched for Simon, using helicopters and parachute flares, continuing even after night fell.

Nearly 24 hours later, he was seen about 1600 feet from where he’d originally disappeared.

The first thing the boy said to his father was, "Dad, I'm okay - I slept under a tree and there were kangaroos."

His mother called the appearance of the life-saving kangaroo a miracle.

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