A missing boy was found huddled with two family dogs, ABC News reports via Yahoo! Jan. 9.
Six-year-old Ryle Smith went missing around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Seneca, Mo.. A frantic search for him was underway and when deputies found him about a mile from his home, authorities saw two dogs laying on top of him. Baxter, a large Boxer, and Bella, a Labrador mix were huddled with the boy -- which kept him warm in temperatures down into the 20s.
"He was wearing no socks or shoes," Ryle's mother, Holly, said. "His feet were so cold that it was the early stages of frostbite, he hadn't eaten dinner, he was exhausted and hungry."
Ryle was last seen when he was chasing after their puppy, Bella. He was playing outside and tried getting the dog to come back. When he didn't return, his parents dialed 911 and up to 200 people began helping in the search for the missing boy.
Complete strangers were driving around looking for Ryle when they heard he went missing. The sheriff was concerned about bad weather involving sleet and snow. Luckily, the boy was found with the two dogs that kept him warm and with no life-threatening injuries.