An 8-year-old boy, who got separated from his family, survived all by himself for two days in the wilderness in Michigan.

Nante Niemi, of Wisconsin, was found sheltering under a log and was reunited with his family Monday, officials said.

The schoolboy was camping with his family in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Saturday afternoon when he got lost according to the New York Post.

The boy was last seen at around 1 p.m. and had gone to collect firewood for his family when he disappeared.

A widespread search began to locate Niemi after the child did not return to the campsite.

"More than 150 search and rescue personnel from MSP and local police partners, including nine K9s, are currently in the roughly 40 square mile area on foot with some in the air and on water as weather conditions allow," the Michigan State Police said as the search ensued.

Niemi survived two frigid nights in the woods with temperatures reportedly dropping to the 40s. The child covered himself with branches to stay warm and ate snow to keep himself hydrated, officials said.

The boy had also followed a trail Sunday, but after it led him nowhere, he decided to stay put and wait for help to find him.

Search party volunteers found the child Monday at around 1:30 p.m. under a log about two miles away from the campsite.

"He had braved the elements by taking shelter under a log where he was ultimately found," police said in the statement.

The boy was in good health and was soon reunited with his family.

"If you didn't know he was in the woods for two days, you wouldn't know," Eli Talsma, an 18-year-old who was part of the rescue, told ABC News.

"I mean, he was just normal. Nante was just walking around. He was talking. He was asking questions. He said he wasn't hungry," Talsma continued. "He was perfectly fine, but we did give him a Cliff Bar and a banana and some water."

Cheers broke out through a K-12 school building as Steve Lombardo, the elementary school principal of the Hurley School District in Wisconsin, announced that the brave boy was safely found.

"We announced it to the entire school, and as my colleague said, it was like being at a big football game with our winning touchdown being scored," Lombardo told the outlet. "The entire school lit up in cheers, and everybody was just relieved and thankful."

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