Not saying that he was that close for the entire 9-weeks... likely not, but REALLY, I would have expected a little more from the search party.
It's not the Amazon jungle there
Maybe he just wanted to try out a new fad diet... Seemed to have worked quite well. (I really think it is a sad story don't worry)
Ohhhhh and that kid that walked out of the forest in Berlin made it all up: http://www.telegraph...-it-all-up.html
I must have missed that update back in mid 2012