LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s K-9 found a missing 12-year-old girl Tuesday night after she went missing as Tropical Storm Elsa hit the state.
“Despite severe weather from Tropical Storm Elsa, Mercy tracked the little girl for more than half a mile through thick woods,” the agency said on social media.
The girl was safely reunited with her family.
Mercy was given a badge in 2020 after graduating from a six-month training program, the News-Press reported.
The sheriff’s ReUnite Program is a partnership with the United Way and uses drones, bloodhounds and other technology to track and find missing and endangered people.
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