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Ozzy Osbourne Helps Rescue Missing 8-Year-Old Autistic Boy! He's A Hero!

Wed, September 14, 2011 5:32pm EDT by 3 Comments

Rescuers cranked up Ozzy’s hit song ‘No More Tears’ after autism experts suggested it might help Joshua Robb find his way to safety after a terrifying night stranded in the wilderness of California’ San Bernadino National Forest!

And it worked! After 24 hours lost and alone, Joshua Robb, 8, was found alive and well on Tuesday, Sept. 13!

Joshua’s parents were distraught when he ran away from his elementary school, squeezed through a fence and vanished into the vast forest.

A search party of 60 was scrambled, but it took a stereo blasting out Joshua’s favorite songs Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tears” and Alan Jackson‘s “Good Times” — to lure him out of hiding.

“I heard them blaring ‘No More Tears’ and it was a very short time after that, we heard the rescuers had found him,” Joshua’s dad Ron Robb tells NBC News.

Autism experts recommended the police try the music as it would relax Joshua and convince him to walk toward the source.

And Ozzy is only too happy to have helped. When told the good news backstage at America’s Got Talent on Tuesday, his wife Sharon told reporters, “My goodness me. I have to go now and tell Ozzy… He’ll probably start crying.”

What an amazing story! We knew he could bite the head off bats. Who knew Ozzy Osbourne could rescue lost kids too?

— Ian Garland

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