Nadia Bloom found

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Missing Girl Collected Shells, Prayed

Mom calls rescue a rare 'happy ending story'

(Newser) - An 11-year-old girl lost for four days deep in a swamp spent the time collecting shells, watching animals, and praying until a former member of her church rescued her, says her mother. Nadia Bloom had bug bites and bruises and was dehydrated when she was found yesterday, but was otherwise... More »

Missing Girl Found Alive in Alligator-Filled Swamp

Nadia Bloom of Florida had been gone for 5 days

(Newser) - Nadia Bloom is covered in mosquito bites—a welcome reality, considering what the 11-year-old could have been bitten by in an alligator-infested Florida swamp. Bloom, who is believed to have a mild form of autism, disappeared from her Winter Springs neighborhood 5 days ago and was found today. More »

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