Boy, 3, Survives River Ride in Toy Car
Luckily, all's well that ends well: Demetrius is fine after being rescued by other campers on the scene and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. After a two-hour search, the boy was found "kneeling on all fours on top of the car," which had overturned. According to Canadian TV, "the youngster was reportedly back on his toy truck by the end of the day."
Some two hours after the lad had gone missing, boater Don Loewen noticed something strange on the river bank.
"We just kept going down the river watching all the log jams and keeping our eyes out for any sign of the car or the boy," Loewen told CTV British Columbia. "We spotted something sitting on the east banks that looked like some rocks or an eagle or something."
The supposed rocks were the toy truck's tires.
The boy was perched on all fours on top of the car, which was sitting in about nine feet of water.
Commenters on CTV's web site were divided over whether or not to blame Demetrius' grandparents for not realizing that the boy was wandering around unsupervised.
What do you think? Were the grandparents negligent? Or is this just a case of "kids will be kids"?
Brett Singer is the editor-in-chief of DaddyTips.com. You can follow his tweets at Twitter.com/brettsinger.
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