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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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Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its heightThe Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves. A section of Anak Krakatoa’s crater collapsed after an eruption and slid into the ocean, generating the tsunami last Saturday night. A visual analysis by the Indonesian volcanology agency found the volcano has lost more than two-thirds of its height, an official said Saturday.



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Photos and DNA tests as Indonesians search for lost relatives

Photos and DNA tests as Indonesians search for lost relativesGrief-stricken Indonesians queued with photos or waited on DNA tests Wednesday, to find out if their missing loved ones were among bodies being held in a hospital morgue after a devastating tsunami tore families apart. “I’m scared,” said Tubagus Cecep, 63, as he waited nervously at a hospital in devastated Carita for test results on a body he fears could be that of his son.



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Gatwick Drone Raid's Legacy of Lost Fees, Fortified Airports

Gatwick Drone Raid's Legacy of Lost Fees, Fortified AirportsWhere services are canceled, that might mean switching passengers to later departures or booking them onto rival carriers at other airports. While Gatwick reopened for flights on Friday as police and the military deemed anti-drone measures installed at the airport sufficient to prevent further incursions, services were patchy, with dozens of jets stranded elsewhere. Only 45 percent of morning services operated as planned and the hub suffered a setback in the evening when a further drone sighting led to a brief shutdown.



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Hillary Clinton Offers Encouragement To Third-Grader Who Lost School Election

Hillary Clinton Offers Encouragement To Third-Grader Who Lost School ElectionAn 8-year-old Maryland girl reportedly received some high-powered



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Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrants

Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrantsFATUKOKO, Indonesia (AP) — The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future.



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McCaskill: Senate has lost its way, must do better

McCaskill: Senate has lost its way, must do betterDemocrat Claire McCaskill had stern words for her soon-to-be former colleagues in the Senate in a farewell speech on Thursday, saying that polarization and fear of political consequences have rendered the body ineffective and unwilling to take on difficult issues.



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Honduras mother waits 8 years for lost migrant son to return

Honduras mother waits 8 years for lost migrant son to returnSAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Haydee Posadas had waited eight years for her son to come home. On the last night of her long vigil, she was too agitated to sleep.



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Wedding Guests Wear Blindfolds In Support Of Bride Who Lost Her Vision

Wedding Guests Wear Blindfolds In Support Of Bride Who Lost Her VisionA bride who lost her eyesight asked her wedding guests to wear blindfolds



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US missionary's body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe

US missionary's body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribeThe body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired by a reclusive tribe whose existence is threatened by the modern world, say experts. The menace to the Sentinelese from Chau’s one-man invasion is such that tribal rights specialists say no murder charges will ever be laid and Chau’s body will have to stay hidden to protect what is probably the world’s last pre-neolithic tribe. Indian authorities — who do not dare enforce their rule over North Sentinel island — have not even tried to send police ashore to question the tribe who have been greeting outsiders with hostility for centuries.



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