A police dog became a hero when she tracked down a missing 12-year-old lost in the freezing Massachusetts temperatures on Wednesday, authorities said.
The Auburn Police Department (APD) was alerted to a missing child who had left home on Wednesday evening about two hours after last being seen in the Pakachoag Hill area of the town.
Due to the “freezing temperatures and nature of the incident,” APD said it worked with detectives, Massachusetts State Troopers, and a K9 unit to locate the child.
Officer David Ljunggren and his K9 partner Biza were deployed to the area, where the female German Shepherd picked up a scent.
“K9 Biza tracked for a length of over two miles and led Officers to an area where evidence showed that the child had been present a short time earlier,” the department said. “Officers converged on this area and located the child a short time later.”
The unidentified child was safely reunited with family, and police credited Biza with the rescue.
“We are proud of the hard work put in by K9 Biza and are happy to report a positive outcome!”
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