BROOKLYN (VINnews) — Every parents worst nightmare ended with good news after 7-year-old Yosef Shapiro was found safe after being missing for approximately 6 hours.
Hundreds of volunteers from the Brooklyn Jewish community conducted a search operation, after a Yosef was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon.
Yosef went missing in Canarsie at Seaview Ave and East 80 Street, while participating in a day camp trip.
According to reports, the daycamp loaded the campers back on the buses at approximately 3:00 PM, and Yosef never made it onto the bus.
A $35,000 reward was offered by Jewish organizations to anyone who provided Yosef’s whereabouts.
At approximately 9:20 PM Yosef was found in the forest.
As a father, my heart goes out to this family. I can’t imagine how they must be feeling tonight. If you have any information, please contact the NYPD. Let’s bring this boy home. https://t.co/rqWlpWX5Cv
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 12, 2021