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Young boy found after being lost for days in the woods says he made friends with a bear

Young boy found after being lost for days in the woods says he made friends with a bearKids say the darndest things, and a young boy who was lost for three days in a heavily wooded area of North Carolina is spinning a yarn that is leaving investigators baffled. Casey Hathaway was reportedly playing with other children in his grandmother's backyard when he wandered into a nearby woods and disappeared from view.

Nobody could find the young boy, and authorities and volunteers scoured the woods for three days before he was eventually found alive. Having endured chilly temperatures and heavy rain, the boy was still in good health, but he says he didn't make it through the ordeal alone.

"He made a comment about having a friend while he was in the woods — his friend was a bear," on of the investigators, Maj. David McFadyen of the Craven County Sheriff's Office, told CNN in an interview. "In the emergency room he started talking about what happened in the woods and he said he had a friend that was a bear with him while he was in the woods."

The youngster likely had a rather uncomfortable time while he was lost in the woods, as nighttime temperatures dropped as low as 20 degrees and two inches of rain fell during the three days he was missing. As for whether or not a bear actually joined him, authorities can't say for certain one way or the other.

Authorities note that there are indeed bears in the area, but nobody involved in the search for the boy reported seeing one while combing the woods. The boy was found in a tangle of vines, according to investigators, and while he was cold he was otherwise unharmed. Search party members could hear him calling out for his mother, which helped them locate him.

Police say the young boy will be interviewed — or at least questioned to the extent that one can question a three-year-old — in order to get a better idea of how he survived, and perhaps they'll learn a little bit more about his bear friend in the process.



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Daughters hide precious voicemail in Christmas teddy bear for their dad

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Global Stock Angst Snowballs as Nikkei 225 Enters Bear Market

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Trade Bear David Woo Hasn't Been This Nervous Since 2008

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Bear spray accident at Amazon warehouse shines light on safety record

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Dozens of Amazon employees taken to hospital after robot unleashes bear spray

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Researchers say ancient ring may bear Pontius Pilate name

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Fox News Airs Ad For Trumpy Bear And People On Twitter Aren't Sure It's Real

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US judge blocks grizzly bear hunt near Yellowstone Park

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Black Bear Mauls California Hunter Who Shot It With Bow And Arrow

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