I usually wouldn’t post something like this but I thought that the Dad was extraordinary. He kept the focus of the press on the matter at hand. Not how he was holding up. Not how he and his wife were dealing this tragedy/situation. He kept the focus on his son. He was also given a chance to bash the Boy Scouts. He didn’t.
Finally, the boy was found. Here’s the rest of the story –
A 12-year-old Boy Scout whose favorite book was about a youngster lost in the wilderness now has his own harrowing survival tale to tell after rescuers found him Tuesday, dehydrated and disoriented from four days in the wooded mountains of North Carolina.
A rescue dog picked up Michael Auberry’s scent less than a mile from the campsite where he had wandered away from his troop Saturday. The boy’s father speculated that he was simply homesick and wanted to hitchhike home. The disappearance touched off an intensive search involving bloodhounds, heat-seeking helicopters and dozens of volunteers on foot. (more…)