On Monday, Courtney and Brock Urness discovered that their three-year-old son, Carson, was missing from their 2,000-acre farm in Cooperstown, North Dakota. They called 911. Fire departments and the North Dakota State Highway Patrol responded, kicking off a six-hour search effort made up of 200 people and utilizing everything they could get their hands on: bloodhounds, horses, ATVs and even an airplane. They found nothing.
But Courtney held out hope. Her dog, Cooper, was gone as well. To her, that was the best sign of all.
“You think of the worst, but then I knew Cooper was gone. If anyone was going to find him, they’d just have to find Cooper,” she told WDAY TV.