PNWguy Posted January 27, 2019 Share Posted January 27, 2019 Miraculous story whether or not you believe the bear part of it... https://wgno.com/2019/01/25/north-carolina-toddler-who-was-missing-for-3-days-says-he-hung-out-with-a-bear/ CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. – It took three harrowing days for a search team to find Casey Hathaway alive. Facing heavy rain, gusty winds and low visibility, rescuers and law enforcement combed the difficult Craven County, North Carolina, terrain — focusing on up to 1,000 acres of heavily wooded areas. On day three, a tip led the search team to a spot where they were able to hear the 3-year-old calling out for his mother, Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes told reporters at a news conference Thursday night. They followed his call 40 to 50 yards into the woods, through water, to find Hathaway tangled in vines and thorns, Hughes said. He was cold, authorities said, but alive and responsive. Hathaway was taken to a hospital where he is expected to be released on Friday or Saturday. The boy told deputies that he spent two days hanging out with a bear, according to WNCT. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/3-year-old-missing-alive-bear_us_5c4e10e8e4b06ba6d3be269c A 3-year-old boy who was found alive after having been missing for days told family members that he was busy spending time with a bear. Casey Hathaway was playing with other children on Tuesday when he vanished from his grandmother’s yard in a rural part of eastern North Carolina. He was found alive two days later from where he disappeared after community search crews received a tip. Casey’s aunt, Breanna Hathaway, posted Friday on Facebook that her nephew was home, healthy and smiling ― and had quite the tale to relate about his experience. “He said he hung out with a bear for two days,” Hathaway said. She was willing to roll with the story, saying, “God sent him a friend to keep him safe. … Miracles do happen.” In another post, Hathaway said Casey likes to watch “Masha and the Bear,” a show about a girl who lives in the woods with a paternal bear who keeps her safe. Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said at a news conference Thursday that search crews found Casey wet, cold and tangled in vines, but not seriously injured. He was “a little lethargic, but warm,” when he was found, Hughes told WCTI-TV in an interview. The sheriff said Casey “wanted water and his mom” when he was found. The boy “didn’t really get into... how he was able to survive,” though he did mention “having a friend in the woods who was a bear,” the sheriff added, without commenting further on that scenario. There were no signs of abduction, Hughes said. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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