Heartbreaking: 6-year-old Boy Goes Missing for 4 Days... How He Was Found Will Make You Cry

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In what will come across as a really unfortunate incident, a young boy has gone missing only to be found in a tear-jerking situation.

A six-year-old Chinese boy went missing for days only to be found dead.

The boy was found dead, trapped down an abandoned well, after a huge four-day rescue operation.

According to state media Xinhua, the six-year-old fell into the 80m-deep well in Hebei province while harvesting vegetables on Sunday.

More than 500 rescuers and 100 excavators were involved after a call for help on Chinese social media by the boy's father.

Rescue efforts were hampered by soft soil which was prone to collapse.

Earlier reports had put the well at a depth of 40m.

The boy was found without signs of life after the search that took over 100 hours, according to a rescue official cited by the Global Times.

The 30cm-diameter well, which was too narrow for an adult to enter, was widened by rescuers who also pumped in oxygen.

The well had been left unused for five years and there were no warning signs.
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