Missing Eureka 8-year-old found after night in forest
WEOTT, Calif. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who went missing among the redwoods during a birthday camping trip was reunited with his family Wednesday after spending the night in a hollow log.
Ian Hansbearry of Eureka was camping with his mother in Humboldt Redwoods State Park when he went walking with a friend late Tuesday afternoon and the two became separated.
The barking of the family dog guided Ian back to the campsite Wednesday morning, the boy told reporters.
Dozens of rescuers and two search dogs had been called in to look for Ian, who emerged from the forest cold, wet and scratched but otherwise without injury. He turned 8 the day he was found.