Chinese Luo Gang kidnapped at five years old in 1990.
Luo Gang, a Chinese man abducted at the age of five in 1990, has managed to find his way back to his hometown 23 years later after analysing Google Maps, PCR has reported.
Kidnapped from a town near Guangan, Sichuan province while walking to kindergarten, Gang was taken almost 1,500 kilometres away to a city in Fujian province.
However, while he insists that his adopted parents loved him, every night before going to bed, he would remind himself of what his hometown looked like.
One prominent feature that he could remember was a set of two bridges, which he roughly sketched from memory and posted on a website that provides services for victims of abduction.
Six months later, he received a message from a volunteer who told him that a couple in a town near Guangan had lost their son 23 years ago. Gang then used the satellite view of Google Maps to look over the area of Guangan until the two bridges caught his eye in a place called Yaojiaba.
Eventually, he managed to track down his birth family and is now reunited with his parents and three younger sisters.