Lost Boy Kept Warm by Puppies

Searcher followed family dog to a nearby creek bed


A 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome was found Wednesday morning after going missing from his Hackleburg, Alabama, home on Tuesday night. Kyle Camp’s family, state troopers, and over 150 volunteers joined in the search. A volunteer who followed the family dog to a nearby creek bed eventually found the boy, along with the dog’s puppies. “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,” said volunteer searcher Jamie Swinney. After observing that Kyle was wearing wet clothes and no shoes, officials speculated that it was the puppies that kept him warm overnight. Kyle was treated for minor scrapes and bruises at a nearby hospital.