Lost Boy Kept Warm by Puppies

Kyle Camp of Hackleburg, Alabama is a 10-year-old with Down Syndrome. He went missing Tuesday evening, and a search was launched by the Marion County Sheriff's office and local volunteers. The state police also deployed a helicopter to find Kyle. On Wednesday morning, volunteer Jamie Swinney followed the family's dog down by a creek bank, where they heard the dog's litter of puppies in the thick brush. Kyle was there, too.

"The main thing was getting him to his dad. That's where I wanted to get him to was to his dad. When I found him I asked if he was alright and he said yeah, he said he just wanted to go home," Swinney said.

Officials said the boy was wet and had no shoes. They think the puppies kept him warm overnight.

As Kyle was being treated for minor scrapes and bruises at a hospital in Hamilton, his brother Chris Bailey stopped to thank the friends and perfect strangers who helped bring Kyle home.

Kyle was taken to a hospital for minor injuries and is expected to be okay. The puppies were returned home with their mother. Link -via Uproxx


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Alright, I'm going to say it. What does the fact the boy had Down Syndrome have to do with the story? It was the first thing the reports - well... reported. Any 10 year old kid who's alone could get lost and stay the night by a creek bed with puppies. This kind of reporting sorta bothers me :/

On another note, the rescuer called him "the child" in the interview and it made me feel a little better.
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