How did missing three-year-old North Carolina boy survive for three days in forest during sub-freezing torrential rains? Toddler says bear protected him.
Three-year-old Casey Hathaway was last seen playing with two other children in his great-grandmother’s backyard on January 22, 2019. When the children went back into the house, Casey did not follow. The family searched for the missing boy for 45 minutes, then called North Carolina’s Craven County Sheriff Department. His great grandmother told the 911 operator: "He was walking in the woods back there and we can't find him. The other ones come through the house but left him there and he walked off somewhere and we can't find him." Search and rescue teams arrived from across the state to assist but the weather conditions were so bad, some were turned away. Helicopters, drones, and K-9 dogs scoured the area which was described as “extremely rugged”. On