Puppies kept boy lost in forest warm overnight

By David Ferguson
Friday, October 19, 2012 11:30 EDT
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A lost 10-year-old Alabama boy with Down syndrome cuddled with puppies overnight to keep warm. According to Hacklenberg, Alabama’s WAFF, Channel 48, Kyle Camp was found on Wednesday after going missing at around 4:30 in the afternoon on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s Department employees and a team of volunteers searched in the woods for the boy late into Tuesday night and resumed at first light on Wednesday. Volunteer Jamie Swinney followed the Camp family dog, who was searching for her puppies, who also went missing with the boy.

“I heard the dogs barking again and followed him down there and started hollering for the puppies and I hollered for him and he hollered back. He was in the creek about a half a mile over the ridge,” Swinney said.

The boy was shoeless, wet and eager to go home. Searchers believe that the five puppies kept him warm outside overnight.

Kyle Camp was treated for minor scrapes and bruises, but returned home otherwise fine.

Watch the video, embedded via Channel 48 News, below:

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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