Lost Boy Kept Warm By Puppies


Lost Boy Kept Warm by Puppies
Warm puppies - better than a sleeping bag!

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A 10-year-old boy reported missing overnight earlier this week in Marion County, Alabama was found in some nearby woods in thick brush, snuggling with two puppies! Upon initial reports of the missing boy, dozens of volunteers and the Marion County sheriff’s department searched for the boy all night. Officials said at one point, at least 150 volunteers were searching for the boy. 

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A volunteer searcher said he followed his family dog along a creek in thick brush and found the dog’s puppies with the boy around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. “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,” said searcher Jamie Swinney. Officials said the boy was wet and had no shoes. They think the puppies kept him warm overnight.

-Janet McCulley


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