January 30, 2019

Positivity: 3-Year-Old Boy Lost In NC Woods Tells His Family He ‘Hung Out With A Bear For 2 Days’

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Craven County, North Carolina (HT Weasel Zippers):

JANUARY 25, 2019 06:13 PM,
UPDATED JANUARY 29, 2019 08:26 AM

The 3-year-old boy who spent two days lost in the woods of eastern North Carolina tells his family he “hung out with a bear” for companionship while hundreds of people searched frantically in cold and rainy weather to find him.

The Craven County Sheriff Office said Monday that it does not intend to dispute little Casey Hathaway’s story.

Casey’s aunt, Breanna Hathaway, shared the bear anecdote on Facebook Friday morning, adding that he “is healthy, smiling, and talking” after being found late Thursday night.

“He said he hung out with a bear for two days,” she posted. “God sent him a friend to keep him safe. God is (a) good God. Miracles do happen.”

Casey spent Thursday night being examined by doctors at CarolinaEast Medical Center, and hospital staff said Friday that he was “in good condition,” according to TV station WBTW. His mother, Brittany Hathaway, remained by his side at the hospital.

He was released from the hospital Saturday, reported WITN.

Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes addressed the boy’s bear story Monday during an interview with TV station WCTI.

“I don’t know if that meant he saw a bear. I don’t know if that meant a bear embraced him or what it meant,” Hughes told the station. “I thought it was a very cute story and if that’s what helped that child survive through this, you know what, I’m to going to embrace that story that came from a three-year-old, to his mom.” …

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