Lost US Boy Saved From Cold By Pet Puppies

A US schoolboy who got lost in the woods near his home survived a night of cold weather by cuddling his pet puppies.

Ten-year-old Kyle Camp, who has Down's Syndrome, went missing from his Alabama home for 15 hours before being found by a search party.

It is believed the youngster followed his puppies into the woods - and that rescuers were led to him by the dogs' mother.

Rosemarie Camp, Kyle's mother, said: "It was getting dark, and we were just scared, because he doesn't ever go anywhere we can't see him.

"Just realising that I just got a little tiny taste of what so many parents have been through, I'm just so fortunate."

Kyle was found on Wednesday morning after more than 100 locals formed search parties.

After spending the night in the thick woodland, he was discovered wet and without shoes or a jacket, surrounded by four of his puppies.

He was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital before returning home.