Carlos Sanchez Ortiz de Salazar, a Spanish doctor who was pronounced dead five years ago, has been found alive in a forest in Italy. The 47-year-old disappeared from his home in Seville in 1996 while suffering from depression.
Last week, mushrooom pickers discovered Sanchez, who was said to have "a dirty face and large beard", in a forest in Tuscany. The two men left and reportedly returned with a ranger and Sanchez identified himself.
"I´m Spanish, my name is Carlos and I´ve been living here since 1997. I don´t want to live among people: now that you have found me I need to get out of here," he explained. When his family finally came to Italy see him, he was nowhere to be found.