Lacking Toddler Discovered Alive Says He Was ‘With A Bear For Two Days’

A Three-year-old boy who was discovered alive after having been lacking for days informed members of the family that he was busy spending time with a bear.

Casey Hathaway was taking part in with different youngsters on Tuesday when he vanished from his grandmother’s yard in a rural a part of japanese North Carolina. He was discovered alive two days later from the place he disappeared after group search crews obtained a tip.

Casey’s aunt, Breanna Hathaway, posted Friday on Fb that her nephew was dwelling, wholesome and smiling ― and had fairly the story to narrate about his expertise.

“He mentioned he frolicked with a bear for 2 days,” Hathaway mentioned.

She was prepared to roll with the story, saying, “God despatched him a good friend to maintain him protected. … Miracles do occur.”

In one other publish, Hathaway mentioned Casey likes to observe “Masha and the Bear,” a present a few woman who lives within the woods with a paternal bear who retains her protected.

Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes mentioned at a information convention Thursday that search crews discovered Casey moist, chilly and tangled in vines, however not critically injured.

He was “just a little torpid, however heat,” when he was discovered, Hughes informed WCTI-TV in an interview. The sheriff mentioned Casey “needed water and his mother” when he was discovered.

The boy “didn’t actually get into… how he was capable of survive,” although he did point out “having a good friend within the woods who was a bear,” the sheriff added, with out commenting additional on that situation.

There have been no indicators of abduction, Hughes mentioned.

“He’s up and speaking,” Casey’s mom, Brittany Hathaway, mentioned on the information convention after thanking search crews. “He’s already requested to observe Netflix, so he’s good, he’s good.”

The household is planning to arrange a publish workplace field to deal with the large wave of assist, together with from individuals who Hathaway mentioned need to ship stuffed teddy bears.  

Breanna Hathaway posted on Fb that the household appreciates the bear presents, whereas advising these sending them to “keep in mind that he can solely [take] dwelling so many.”