Harrison Co. K-9 quickly finds missing autistic youth | Environment
A Harrison County K-9 was able to quickly track down a missing autistic boy who wanded into a heavily wooded area near his home.
The sheriff's office got a call about the missing boy about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. The boy's mom said she last saw her 14-year-old son in his bedroom about 8:00 a.m. The home on Roosevelt Taylor Road is near I-20 and surrounded by woods. Deputies began searching the area on foot and with their patrol units using their PA systems.
The department also called in Sgt. Best and his K-9 partner Bruce. Once Bruce got a scent from the boy's clothing, he began leading Sgt. Best into the woods. Around 4:30 p.m., Bruce found a scent track and found the boy deep within the nearby woods. The boy was not hurt, but said he was hungry.
Harrison Sheriff's Department Lt. Brian Hill said without Sgt. Best and Bruce, it would have taken a much longer time to find the missing boy.