Josh and his father were going on a boy scout trip into "Hidden Treasure Mine" in Stockton, Utah. He went with a group of three not including him and his dad. The objective was to catch up to a group that went earlier.
I know that cave well! I can find that lost boy!
When they were walking through the cave they heard a scout who was panicking and yelling that he couldn't see anything. Josh helped this scout and split up from the group and returned the scout back to the entrance.
Come on! Let's go find that boy!
When josh was trying to catch back up to his group he got lost and couldn't find his way out. At around 9:30, Josh's group got out of the cave and found out that he wasn't there. They gathered a small search party and they could find them. At around 2:30 am the scout leaders contacted professionals to go in and find Josh.
How did you survive!?
It's ok. We got you
How did you get lost!?
A mine historian, John Skinner, heard about the lost boy that has been in the cave for five days when he returned from a vacation. He knew that cave very well so he believed that he could find the lost boy. At the restaurant he made a map of the cave out of napkins of three possible places the boy could be.
John Skinner perused this idea but was stopped by guards when he was about to go in. They said that there were enough people and that they didn't need any help. The next day he finally got in and was with a group of about twelve that split up.
A group of three people including John Skinner were at the third and final spot of where he thought Josh could be. They yelled for the boy and they heard a scream back at them. They ran over to the third spot of where he could be and found Josh. Josh was then rushed to the hospital and was treated for his frostbite and dehydration.