A hermit, who was presumed dead after disappearing 20 years ago, has been found alive and living in a forest in Tuscany.
Carlos Sanchez Ortiz De Salazar, a doctor from Seville, dropped out of in 1995, at the age of 26 suffering from depression.
Two mushroom pickers discovered him by accident but that he’s now changed his hiding place
The mushroom pickers contacted a Spanish missing person’s association who managed to trace Carlos’ parents who immediately flew to Italy to search for their son but he appears to have vanished again leaving no trace.
His mother said it was ‘very important’ to know that he was alive as they had been worried about his health.
His sister Olga tweeted: ‘Thank you for giving us hope that has given some relief in the terrible tragedy that we have been living.’