'He's a little survivor': toddler with autism spends three days all alone in the Australian Outback

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Anthony “AJ” Elfalak, middle, with his parents Anthony and Kelly and his brothers Michael and Patrick. (Credit: Facebook)
Anthony “AJ” Elfalak, middle, with his parents Anthony and Kelly and his brothers Michael and Patrick. (Credit: Facebook)

Even for the most seasoned explorer, the Australian Outback can be a harsh, unforgiving place – punishing heat in the daytime, plummeting temperatures at night, treacherous terrain and animals roaming free.

So it’s nothing short of miraculous that a non-verbal three-year-old boy with autism managed to survive alone in the wilderness for three days, wearing nothing but a T-shirt and a nappy.

Toddler Anthony “AJ” Elfalak’s story has captivated the world and experts believe his age as well as his autism may have helped save his life.

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