BOUNTIFUL, UT — Brennan Hawkins
woke up this morning in a warm bed, a TV remote at his fingertips, and all the food and water he could ever want.
That's quite a change from four nights alone in the forest.
Endless nights of worry and doubt finally ended shortly before noon Tuesday when a volunteer searcher found the lost 11-year-old on a remote trail in the High Uintas.
Law enforcement officials had worried that Brennan somehow drowned in the swollen Bear River after days without any clues. Rumors of a possible kidnapping even circulated.
But from day one, the Bountiful family never gave up hope.
to read the article published in the Deseret News
on June 22, 2005.