Five-year-old boy is found alive after spending 24 hours alone in Argentina

Five-year-old boy is found alive after spending 24 hours alone in the desert in Argentina when he got separated from his family during a walk Benjamin Sanchez disappeared during a family outing in San Juan on Sunday He was found by a team of volunteers some 13 miles from where he had vanished Footage shows the moment he is lifted up after he was found alive in the desert  

By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

Published: 11:13 GMT, 20 March 2019 | Updated: 11:13 GMT, 20 March 2019

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A five-year-old boy has been found alive in the Argentine desert after he went missing for 24 hours. 

Benjamin Sanchez disappeared during a family outing in San Juan on Sunday, prompting 1,000 police, firefighters and volunteers to mount a huge search. 

His family feared for his health as he was wearing only a T-shirt and trousers and had no food with him. 

But he was found by volunteers on Monday some 13 miles from where he had vanished, Clarin reported.  

The young boy is held up after he was found

Rescuers celebrate finding Benjamin in the desert

Rescue: Five-year-old Benjamin Sanchez is held in the arms of one of his saviours after a group of volunteers found him in the Argentine desert 24 hours after he

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