A 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome from Hackleburg Alabama, who disappeared from his home for over 18 hours, was found safe and sound after spending a night with puppies. Kyle Camp went missing on Tuesday. His parents searched for the lost boy for two hours before they contacted the police.
Many volunteers and the sheriff’s department searched for the boy all night, but could not find any clue about Kyle. The search was also joined by fire department along with state trooper helicopter that scanned the area, but all attempts to find the boy went in vain.
Finally, the very next day, and 18 hours after he was missing, two searchers followed Camp’s family dog in thick bush and were surprised to find him huddled with four puppies. Officials said Camp was wet and had no shoes. They think the puppies kept him warm overnight.
"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," Jamie Swinney, one of the searchers said.
For the family there could not have been a happier moment than this. Camp’s brother Chris thanked friends and strangers who helped bring Camp home.
The story tells us how great puppies are, but that goes even without saying.