Japanese Parents Leave Their 7-Yr-Old Son In Bear-Infested Woods As Punishment

The parents who left their young son in bear-infested woods as a punishment have admitted doing 'an unforgivable thing' as the search for him entered a fifth day.

Japan's military today joined hundreds of police and volunteers in the hunt for seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka who was abandoned in dense forest on Saturday afternoon.

His parents initially said he disappeared while they foraged for plants, but later admitted to police that they had disciplined him for being naughty.