Missing 3-Year-Old found safe after hanging out with a bear for a few days

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A 3-year-old North Carolina boy who had been missing since Jan. 22,  was found alive the night of Jan 24., the Craven County sheriff said.

Casey Hathaway was found in Craven County at around 9:30 p.m.

The boy’s parents, Brittany and Chris Hathaway, attended a news conference, and Brittany Hathaway hugged the search and rescue captain who found CaseyCapt. Shane Grier of Chocowinity EMS, saying “Thank him!”

The boys mom also added a a post on Facebook stating her son may have been accompanied by a bear while he was lost:

Casey is healthy, smiling, and talking. He said he hung out with a bear for two days God sent him a friend to keep him safe. God is good God. Miracles do happen.”

The parents thanked all those who volunteered and prayed for their family.

Casey Lynn Hathaway

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