Little Boy Found in Woods Says He ‘Hung Out’ with Bear
A 3-year-old boy who was lost in the woods for two days is now safe at home with his family. But Casey Hathaway told his rescuers that he was not alone in the rainy, freezing cold woods. He said he was with a friend – a bear.
The child went missing on January 22 while playing with friends at his grandmother's house in the southern state of North Carolina. When the other children returned to the house and Casey did not, the family searched the area for almost an hour before calling the police.
Police formed a search and rescue team to look for the young boy in the nearby woods. But two days went by and still -- no Casey.
Then on January 24, someone called the police saying they heard a child crying in the woods. Police followed up on the information and found Casey at about 9:30 that night. They pulled him out of some briar. He was in good health.
Casey told the rescuers that he had hung out with a black bear for two days, a bear he called his "friend."
Sheriff Chip Hughes spoke with reporters from several news agencies. He said Casey did not say how he was able to survive in the woods for three days in the cold, rainy weather. However, the sheriff said, "He did say he had a friend in the woods that was a bear that was with him."
Hundreds of people helped in the search and rescue efforts, including some 600 volunteers, federal police and members of the military. Officer Hughes told reporters that at no point did he think Casey had been kidnapped.
Doctors at Carolina East Medical Center treated Casey for minor injuries. He was then released to his family on January 25.
His mother Brittany Hathaway talked with reporters from a local news agency and thanked everyone who joined the search for her son.
"We just want to tell everybody that we're very thankful that you took the time out to come search for Casey and prayed for him, and he's good," said his mother. "He is good, he is up and talking. He's already asked to watch Netflix. So, he's good..."
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一名3岁男孩在森林中失踪了两天，现在他安全与家人团聚 。但是凯西·海瑟薇（Casey Hathaway）告诉搜救人员，在阴雨连天、寒冷刺骨的森林里，他并不孤单 。他说，一只熊一直伴他左右 。
这名男孩于1月22日失踪，当时他正在北卡罗来纳州南部的祖母家和朋友玩耍 。当其他孩子回家后，凯西一人未归，他的家人找了近一小时才报警 。
警方成立了一个搜救队在附近的树林里寻找失踪男孩 。但是两天过去了，凯西仍然没有消息 。
然后在1月24日，有人报警称，他们听到有孩子在树林里哭泣 。警方对这一消息展开追踪，当天晚上9:30左右，救援人员发现了凯西 。他们把他从荆棘从中拉了出来 。所幸他身体无碍 。
警长奇普·休斯（Chip Hughes）接受了几家新闻机构的记者采访 。他说，凯西没有说细谈如何在寒冷多雨的天气里在树林中生存了三天 。然而，警长称，“他的确表示，在树林里有一位朋友相伴——一只熊 。”
数百人参加了搜寻和营救行动，其中包括约600名志愿者、联邦警察和军人 。休斯警官告诉记者，他从来不认为凯西被绑架 。
卡罗莱纳东部医疗中心的医生为凯西治疗轻伤 。随后，他于1月25日出院回家 。
他的母亲说：“我们想要告诉大家，非常感谢你们牺牲宝贵的时间来寻找凯西，为他祈祷，他一切安好” 。“他状态很好，他可以站立、说话了 。他还要求看Netflix 。总之，他已经无碍……”