A 3-year-old girl in Qulin, Missouri, who was reported missing on Thursday, has been found safe and sound after a search-and-rescue operation discovered the toddler less than a quarter a mile away with her pet dog, reported Fox News.
The toddler was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
A massive search-and-rescue operation ensued involving over 100 people and multiple law agencies.
On Friday morning, searchers heard a dog barking in a cornfield less than a quarter of a mile away—along with the toddler, reported Fox News.
This is what #Community looks like. Law enforcement, 1st Responders and community volunteers coming together to find a missing child. Her dog stayed by her side all night. #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/aIDMtG6JTW
— MSHP Troop E (@MSHPTrooperE) June 15, 2018
The child had several mosquito bites but was otherwise unharmed.
According to KFVS, it is believed that the child wandered away from her home and the dog, a Yorkie named Fat Heath, followed her and stayed with her all night.
On the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Twitter page, one user tweeted: “What a terrifying experience. The child probably wasn’t as concerned as her parents with her little angel along! It’s good to hear happy endings.”
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