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Toddler Lost In Forest For Three Days Is Found Alive – Says He ‘Hung Out With A Bear For Two Days’

A three year-old boy who went missing in a North Carolina forest had quite a story to tell when he was found safely three days later, telling his family he “hung out with a bear” during his time in the woods to keep safe.

Little Casey Hathaway went missing last Tuesday moments after he went outside to play in his great-grandmother’s backyard with his sister and cousin. Family members immediately called police, and a massive search effort was launched involving 600 volunteers, FBI officials, divers, and state authorities. The search party scoured the cold and rainy forest in the hopes of finding the boy for three days, to no avail.

Rescuers finally found Casey in a patch of thorn bushes at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday just about a half mile from where he went missing. Read the full story here ▶