Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: 7 Year old with Autism Dramatic Creek Rescue Footage Released
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

7 Year old with Autism Dramatic Creek Rescue Footage Released

Footage released of missing boy's creek rescue

When the Nine News crew spotted Ryan Pham he was naked and shivering as he waded through some reeds on the opposite side of a fast-flowing creek, apparently about to attempt a crossing.

"Ryan, just wait there, mate," cameraman Glenn Edwards called out.

"It's alright buddy, we're getting your mum."

But the autistic seven-year-old boy, who had been missing since the previous night, appeared not to heed the message — so Edwards dived into the muddy creek and swam across to his rescue.

Full footage of the heroics, which unfolded this morning at the Kororoit Creek in the Melbourne suburb of Albanvale, can be seen above.

Edwards and a news crew were driving down a dirt track around 11am (AEST) when they spotted the boy, about 2km from his Springvale home.

"He was so cold he was nearly blue," Mr Edwards said.

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