It took three slidsomme days for an aerial search in the state of North Carolina in the UNITED states to find the only three-year-old Casey Hathaway in live in a wooded area, where he had miraculously survived in freezing temperatures with heavy rain.
In three days searched the police and volunteer rescuers in particular, an area of four square kilometers with dense forest in the vicinity of where Casey was vanished without a trace, when he was playing together with his elder sister and his cousin in the backyard of his grandmother's house.
On the third day the police, however, a tip that led police to an area where they could suddenly run the little Casey to call on his mother. Chip Hughes from the Craven County Sheriff's Office told a subsequent news conference that eftersøgningsholdet then came on-site at casey cries to his mother about. 50 metres into the dense forest through a swampy area, where they found the little boy. Here he sat wet and dilapidated jammed in the dense thickets and bushes.
- He was very cold, but he was alive and he could answer our questions, explained Chip Hughes.
It writes several media outlets including CNN and ABC News,
Three-year-old Casey is now reunited with her mother Brittany and his sister, who can be seen in the background of the image. (Photo: Private)
In connection with the Casey's pathless disappearance three days before, had his grandmother been looking for him for 45 minutes before she called the emergency services. Here, she said according to CNN the following:
'He wandered around in the woods, and we can't find him. The other two children came home to the house, but left him in the woods. He is gone somewhere in the woods, and we can't find him'.
How to explained the desperate grandmother about her grandchild's disappearance to contact the emergency 911.
there was a large-scale search operation started with the participation of the police, the FBI, NCIS, US Marine Corps, and lots of frivllige. Divers were also sent down to investigate the nearby ponds in the area. At a time were the weather conditions so bad that the police refused the volunteers to participate in ettersøgningen.
Casey survived three days in a wooded area in freezing temperatures and in heavy rain. (Photo: Craven County Sheriff's Office )
police commissioner Chip Hughes was concerned at the very low temperatures that approached freezing. But in spite of the dangerous weather conditions, especially for a small child, was three-year-old Casey found alive.
- The little guy is happy, and his parents are of course happy, tells Chip Hughes.
And Casey's mother Brittany Hathaway told her that her son is in recovery.
- He is now up of the bed and are already talking about what we should see on Netflix. And it is a good sign, explained Brittany Hathaway.
Casey is also enthusiastic to see his sister again. (Photo: private)
The little Casey's aunt, Breanna Hathaway was also thrilled that her little nephew was alive. The she writes on facebook:
'Casey is healthy, smiling and talking, He told that he hung out with a bear in two days. God sent him a friend who kept him in safety. God is good. Miracles do happen.'
Jeff Millard from North Carolina has also hailed the little Casey's on facebook, where he calls the three-year-old boy for a genuine tough guy and write the following:
'perhaps You are a tough guy. But you are not Casey Hathaway. Three years old and staying three days in the woods of eastern North Carolina. Tough guy. Thanks Be To God.
below you can police postings on facebook about the finding of the little Casey.
Here is the search in the time in the wooded area where Casey was found alive after three days. (Photo: Craven County Sheriff's Office)