CRAVEN COUNTY – While First in Freedom Daily usually sticks to its domain of political news and analysis, some stories deserve promotion no matter their category. Such is the case with the news that three year old Casey Hathaway, a Craven County boy who went missing in a rural area on Tuesday, has been found alive and in relatively good condition on Thursday.
“Missing 3-year-old Casey Hathaway has been found alive, three days after he disappeared from his grandmother’s Craven County home.
The FBI confirmed that Casey has been found alive. He was located by professional search and rescue crews off Toler and Aurora Roads on Thursday evening in Craven County.
“It’s a great evening, folks,” said Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes. “We brought Casey to his family like we said we were going to do. Had a big smile on his face when he saw his sister.” […]”
So often, when missing children make the news, the stories end tragically with searchers recovering a body and the family’s worst fear being realized. When little Casey went missing on Tuesday the weather was bitter cold, storms rolled through the following day, and the likelihood of a little boy exposed to such elements for so long would make it through was scary thing to consider.
His being found alive and well enough to ask his mother if he could watch Netflix is nothing short of a miracle. The searcher that found him located him by voice, finding him in entangled in a sunken brier patch, soaking wet.
In the 24 hour news cycle we often get caught up with a lot of things whose importance pale in comparison to the well being of our family and friends. Finding little Casey alive and well is good news, most definitely, and we are thrilled to share it.