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Chronology of events related to missing boy in Hokkaido

Kyodo

May 28, around 12:30 p.m. — Yamato Tanooka, 7, his parents and sister leave their home in Hokuto, Hokkaido, for a park in Shikabe.

Around 5 p.m. — Parents tell Yamato to get out of car, leave him on mountain forest path in Nanae. Father returns to spot 5 minutes later but cannot find Yamato. Family members search for him for about 30 minutes.

Around 5:50 p.m. — Parents call police, firefighters.

Around 7 p.m. — Police officers arrive at scene.

Around 7:40 p.m. — Search for Yamato begins.

Around 8:15 p.m. — Police announce boy went missing while picking wild edible plants.

Around 11 p.m. — Search halted.

May 29, around 7 a.m. — Search resumes with 180 members.

Around 3:45 p.m. — Police announce parents left boy as part of “disciplining” him.

June 1-2 — Search continues with 200 members as Ground Self-Defense Force personnel join efforts.

June 3, around 7:50 a.m. — Yamato found safe at GSDF exercise area in Shikabe.