Missing people who were found alive
The lucky ones who turned up safe and sound
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When someone goes missing, it's devastating for their loved ones, and the police are under immense pressure to find them within a short period of time. If it goes on for too long, the chances of that person turning up alive, or at all, drop considerably. The statistics are not encouraging and many families wait months or even years without any closure or comfort. However, every now and again, there's an extraordinary case where a missing person turns up alive and well as much as 20 years after they disappeared.
Click through this gallery to read up on some of the craziest missing person stories that had a happy(ish) ending.
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