On July 7, at approximately 8 PM, a man began threatening people in the Lolo Hot Springs. Once confronted by the police, he claimed that a baby was buried somewhere in the nearby woods. The five-month-old infant was found at 2:30 AM the next day, face down under some debris. It is estimated that the child was buried for about nine hours, yet he only suffered minor scrapes and scratches.

Law enforcement scavenged the area for over six hours before a deputy heard its faint cries in the distance. A press release from the sheriff’s office stated, “For all of us at the sheriff’s office, this is what we call a miracle.”

Not much is known about the baby’s origins or relationship to the man who was threatening civilians at the hot springs, identified as Francis Crowley. He is currently being held in a local detention center with $50,000 bail. His interactions with the police upon his arrest were reported as nonsensical, possibly under the influence of drugs.

While more information comes to light about the situation, it is important to stay vigilant to ensure the safety of all children, regardless of their stage in life.

William Deatherage is a Junior at The Catholic University of America, Majoring in Political Science and Theology, as well as Minoring in Economics. William likes writing and producing media on social platforms, like YouTube, as a hobby.