Baby Lost During Nice Truck Attack Found Through Facebook

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Joshua Delk Contributor
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An eight-month-old baby lost in the mayhem of the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France has been recovered through a coordinated effort on Facebook, The Guardian reports.

Crowds of people in the French Riviera town were sent into a panicked attempt to flee the rampaging truck, during which the baby boy, in a blue stroller, was lost in the mayhem.

A Facebook post by Tiava Banner asked for the child’s whereabouts was shared thousands of times, and the baby waslater recovered and returned to its parents.

Banner updated the post with “Found! Thank you Facebook and all those who helped us.”

A member of the baby’s family told The Guardian: “A young woman found him and took him home with her. She then went online and found the photo of the baby on Facebook.”

Many others went to Facebook to search for missing loved ones, many of whom were young children and teenagers.