Mom: 3-year-old found after 2 days missing is doing well
ERNUL, N.C. (AP) — The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was missing for two days before he was found alive in North Carolina says he’s doing well and “already asked to watch Netflix.”
News outlets report the man who found Casey Lynn Hathaway spoke at a news conference Thursday night, alongside Brittany Hathaway and Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes.
Shane Grier said searchers responding to a tip heard Casey calling for his mother. Grier found him around 50 yards (45 meters) into the woods, entangled in briars.
Hughes believes Casey had moved around before ending up where he was found, not far from the house from which he went missing Tuesday. Authorities had been concerned that Casey wasn’t adequately dressed for the cold temperatures. He was found wearing his jacket, still zipped up.
A previous version of this report had an incorrect age for the boy.