Kyle Camp, a 10-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, went missing on Tuesday afternoon from his Alabama home. After 18 hours of searching Kyle was found in the forest with four puppies piled on top of him keeping him warm.
Kyle was last seen watching television around four in the afternoon when he went missing. His family searched for him for a few hours before calling police for help. Soon over 150 people in the community were searching for the lost boy. Police believe Kyle may have followed the family dogs, leading him into the woods about a half mile away from him home.
Finally at 8:30 am on Wednesday morning family friend Jamie Swinney found Kyle with the help of the mother dog. Kyle was found shoe-less and shivering in a creek. He was surrounded by the four puppies. “Those puppies kept him company, they kept him warm and comfortable,” Swinney said. “We don’t know what would have happened to him had the puppies not been with him. And credit goes to the mother dog for leading me to the boy.” Swinney knew that if anyone could find the Kyle, it was the mother dog who was looking for her four puppies.
Kyle was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor scrapes and bruises and returned home on Thursday.