Just in case you don’t like dogs, this week, a group of dogs helped find a 3-year-old boy several hours after he was reported missing in Florida.
Great job Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office! Their bloodhounds found a missing 3 year old autistic boy who was lost in the woods today. Thank you to everyone else that cane out to help with this effort.
Aedric had been left under the care of his grandparents when he left the house and could no longer be found. The incident happened on September 15 at a Pensacola suburb in Florida. The boy disappeared in a nearby forest and couldn’t make out his way home.
Any mother would be terrified to receive a call telling her to rush home because her child is missing, Audra Hughes said at a news conference. Reports in the Miami Herald indicate a search conducted by officers from Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office yielded no fruits.
After failing to find the autistic boy, the officers decided to engage their trained dogs. “It took them less than half an hour to trace the boy,” said Sheriff Bob Johnson.
Authorities said they found the boy in a muddy area surrounded by shrubs, about 200 yards from his home. They freed the boy using machetes. Aedric looked fine apart from minor bruises, and he was handed over to his parents.
Through a Facebook post, District One Commissioner Sam Parker praised the rescue team for their effort in finding the missing boy. “Well done, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office! A three-year-old autistic boy who went missing while under the care of his grandmother has been found thanks to the efforts of their Bloodhounds.”
More than 33,000 people have liked the post, with 19,000 sharing it and 2,500 commenting. Most of them have congratulated the team and the dogs for their efforts.
One of the posts read, “Praise the Lord, Grateful to the devoted deputies and their lovely dogs.” In another post, a user thanked Santa Rosa County and the Bloodhounds for helping find the missing boy. He thanked all those involved in the search.
A third person posted “what a wonderful doggo and trainers, It’s imaginable losing your child in the forest. I am delighted they found him. Treat that pup handsomely. She is right- we also hope those dogs got lots of treats for their excellent work.
Continue to page 2 to see the video of this heroic dog.