Missing North Carolina 3-year-old Casey Hathaway found alive, in good health

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Casey Lynn Hathaway

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. -- Casey Hathaway has been found alive in Craven County, according to the Craven County Sheriff's Office.

Casey was found by professional search and rescue crews off Toler and Aurora roads Thursday night.

Prior to being found, the 3-year-old was last seen at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday playing with two other kids in the backyard of his grandmother's home.

Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said earlier Thursday they were working around the clock and navigating rugged and difficult terrain in search of Casey.

Casey is in good health and is talking. The sheriff's office said he was being evaluated by doctors at Carolina East Medical Center Thursday night.

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