One of life’s greatest pleasures is the ability to explore new places. Whether that involves a trip to a country you’ve never visited before, or simply exploring somewhere closer to home. We have no idea what we will find, and there’s something inherently exciting about the unknown.

And for teenager Izaak Eglington-Watts, his sense of adventure turned him and his friend Emily into accidental heroes.

Check out the video below to learn more about this extraordinary story:

While on a walk in Plymbridge Woods in Devon, England, they discovered a mysterious looking hole in a wall. Spotting an opportunity for some humor, Izaak decided to shout into the hole but got the fright of his life when he received an unexpected response.

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The reply came from a stricken James Thompson, who had gone missing a month earlier in March 2017 at the age of 51.

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Speaking to the Plymouth Herald about the incident, Izaak said, “I was absolutely terrified. I did not expect a response back, but I am so happy he has been found.”

“It was only out of curiosity that I went and had a look down it, I didn’t think anything was going to be inside it.”