A former Russian high ranking doctor that treated jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last year has been found alive in a Siberian forest according to Russian state media TASS on Monday.
Dr. Alexander Murakhovsky, 49, went missing on Friday, last week from a hunting base in a forest on an all-terrain vehicle.
According to the state media, a source from the local emergency services said Murakhovsky was found in the forest, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the village of Pospelovo, the hunting base where he disappeared.
His all-terrain vehicle had been found in another village 6.5 kilometers from the base in Pospelovo.
A helicopter and drones were used by emergency services, police, the National Guard, hunting inspectors and volunteers over the weekend searching the swampy area in the Omsk region.
Murakhovsky, was promoted to the current position of regional Health Minister of the Omsk region in November last year shortly after his treating of Navalny at the acute poisoning unit of Omsk emergency hospital No. 1 on August 20, after falling ill on a plane heading to Moscow from Siberia.
Experts say Navalny had been poisoned with Novichok, a Russian military-grade nerve agent.
The Omsk Region Minister of Health, Alexander Murakhovsky, according to the state media said the doctor is in a good condition and is going through a medical examination at a hospital in the Bolsheukovsky.