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Boy With Downs Syndrome Lost for 18 Hours Found Cutest Way to Keep Warm

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Two of the four puppies found with Camp, who are thought to have helped keep the boy warm. (Photo via WAFF)

A 10-year-old boy with Downs syndrome who was lost overnight in Alabama earlier this week had an innovative -- and adorable -- way to keep warm before he was found.

Kyle Camp, 10, was missing for 18 hours before he was found with four puppies. (Photo via WAFF)

After an all night search for Kyle Camp of Hackleburg, who went missing Tuesday evening, crews found him only 100 to 200 yards away from his family home 18 hours later, WHNT reported. WAFF stated he was found near a creek, wet and not wearing shoes. With him were four puppies, which officials believe helped keep him warm over night.

Two of the four puppies found with Camp, who are thought to have helped keep the boy warm. (Photo via WAFF)

"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," volunteer Jamie Swinney said to WAFF.

"The main thing was getting him to his dad," Swinney continued. "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."

WAFF reported the family praising the search effort made for Camp, which included about 150 people.

"Thank you, thank you so much," Chris Bailey, Camps brother, said according to WAFF. "I had people from work, as many people as I could get together. Just thank you, it's amazing we could all come together like this."

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Camp was taken to the hospital for evaluation and only had minor scrapes.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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