An eight-year-old with a large contingent has been wanted in the German-Czech border area since Sunday. The girl disappeared during a hike. Now she has been found – she lives.
Eight-year-old Julia, missing in the Bohemian Forest, has been found. This was confirmed by the Upper Palatinate police headquarters on Tuesday. “She is alive, she is hypothermic and has been hospitalized,” said a spokesman. She shouldn’t be in mortal danger.
Forest workers who were probably involved in the search discovered the eight-year-old in the Czech Republic, near Ceska Kubice. According to the police, around 1,400 emergency services from the Czech Republic and Germany went to look for her in the Bavarian-Czech border area. In addition, there were 115 search dogs, police helicopters and drones, as announced by the Upper Palatinate police headquarters.
The eight-year-old from Berlin disappeared late on Sunday afternoon while hiking with her family in the Bavarian-Czech border area. The parents had lost sight of the girl, her brother and a cousin and called the rescue workers.
At first they only found the brother and the cousin. The girl remained missing and has since been wanted in the rocky, densely vegetated area between the cities of Waldmünchen, Furth im Wald and Domazlice.
The news of the find also touched the emergency services, as the police spokesman Florian Beck told Bayerischer Rundfunk. “One or two tears flowed there.” He has never experienced such a relief in his career, said Beck.
Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) thanked all the helpers after the success: “We mobilized everything, riot police, dog squadrons, helicopters with thermal imaging cameras, drones and search parties from the Alpine Task Force. In the end, it was a bit of luck that a Czech who was involved in the search Forester found the girl. “