Jan. 24, 21:45 AM UPDATE:
The news we all hope has become a reality. Casey Hathaway, the three-year-old boy who disappeared on Tuesday afternoon, was found alive Thursday night by officials seeking him. Click here to read more.
Jan. 24: 19
The FBI has updated the search for Casey Hathaway.
Casey Hathaway's search continues on Thursday night. The professional seekers will cover cavalry areas scattered by Toler Road where Casey was last seen on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
A number of police officers and seven search and rescue teams from Johnston Co SO SAR, Lenoir Co. SO SAR, Pender Co SAR, Northeast SAR, Coastal Carolina SAR, Chocowinity SAR, and New Bern fire and rescue. K9 from the State Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children helped today. Several lakes of the nearby property were inspected on Wednesday and Thursday by swift water teams from local fire departments. The drones flew over many acres nearby. A North Carolina state patrol helicopter will return tomorrow to help with the search efforts. He was grounded today because of the bad weather.
Volunteers arriving in the morning will get search zones if and when they become available. We highly appreciate the desire of the public to help us with this important task. However, the terrain is subtle. Plots are flooded and filled with holes, even trained seekers have navigation problems safely. 24 5:30 UPDATE:
Here we are 5:30. Casey Hathaway Search Report
Jan. 24 hours a night UPDATE:
Here are our 5 hours. Casey Hathaway Search Report
Jan. 24, 16 hours UPDATE:
Crayon County Sheriff Chip Hughes said at a press conference on Thursday that they mostly moved to trained seekers to help in the search. With the unfavorable weather conditions and the danger of the terrain, he did not want to put others at risk. Four unmanned airplanes are currently being used together with helicopters. They also aggressively re-check the areas in which children will play.
Jan. 24, 14:00 hrs UPDATE:
Officials will provide up-to-date information on Casey Hathaway's search at 16:00. Thursday in Cary County Court. "Only members of the media will be accepted," according to Lynch.
Jan. 24, 1:15 AM UPDATE:
Public Relations Specialist, Charlotte Division Shelley Lynch gave UpdateChannel 12 to Christina Thompson Update. "Today we will have the opportunity for a camera, and we have not decided when it is still." Helicopters can not fly when there is a low ceiling.
Because of the rainy weather, demand is harder for the dogs they exported to look for the 3-year-old Casey Hathaway.
Jan. 24 hours, 12:00 pm UPDATE:
Officials freed the call 911, published shortly after the 3-year-old Casey Hathaway disappeared.
Jan 24, 10:30 pm UPDATE:
Shelley Lynch, Public Affairs Officer at the Federal Bureau for investigation: The Charlotte Division published the following information:
Demand for 3-year-old Casey Hathaway continues on Thursday morning, though challenging weather conditions. Strong rain and strong winds hit the area around Toler Road, where Casey was last seen on Tuesday.
At that time only professional seekers were used due to serious time safety issues. Searching volunteers who arrive at the site will be able to register but can not be used due to the dangerous weather conditions.
If you see Casey or have some information to help us find it, call the top line (252) 636-6703 or the Craven County Sheriff's office at (252) 633-0498.
Resources from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are now in Craven County helping this search. The Craven County Sheriff's Office has announced on Facebook that it will use a dog named Daisy by NCMEC. She will join Casey's search as soon as the rain retreats.
January 24, 9:30 AM UPDATE:
The search for three-year Casey Hathaway enters his second day .
Despite heavy rain and wind, officials are still willing to meet with volunteers at the New Haven Church, located on 2755 Aurora Road in Earl, at 8 am in the morning to look for the missing child. Whitford said Thursday's demand continues, but time will play a role in hampering some of their efforts.
Whitford said they created a search perimeter on Tuesday, but expanding the search area is an opportunity. Whitford says they plan a comprehensive survey of the area and will spread if necessary.
Anyone who lives near Toler Road in Earl's, North Carolina, where Casey was last seen, should check their own properties. Casey is white with blond hair and brown eyes. He weighs 25 pounds and is 28 inches tall. If you see Casey or you have some information to help find it, call the council's (252) 636-6703 or Cary County County Sheriff's office at (252) 633-0498. BACK STORY:
Casey Hathaway was declared missing on Tuesday by his great-grandmother.
Casey played outside the home of Toler Road with the two children he was connected to, and he did not come back inside. The grandmother searched Casey at her home and when she could not find it in 45 minutes she called 911. NewsChannel 12 In Request
Craven County Sheriff's Deputies began an intensive search and expanded with every minute.
Hundreds of professional seekers and volunteers were walking around the hard ground around the house to try to find Casey.
Click here to read more about the search and press conference on Wednesday
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