Lost boy, 3, saved by bear

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A TOD­DLER who sur­vived two nights alone in the woods in freez­ing con­di­tions told po­lice he was helped out by a friendly BEAR.

Res­cuers re­spond­ing to re­ports of a young­ster cry­ing found three-year-old Casey Hath­away tan­gled in thorny bushes – cold and wet, but safe.

He had gone miss­ing in con­di­tions so bad the sub­se­quent search had to be called off. But help was at hand in the woods in North Carolina, home to dozens of black bears.

Craven county sher­iff Chip Hughes said Casey “did say that he had a friend in the woods that was a bear”.

The claim was re­peated by the boy’s aunt Bre­anna Hath­away, who said: “He said he hung out with a bear for two days.

“God sent him a friend to keep him safe. God is a good God. Mir­a­cles do hap­pen.”

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