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Family Dog Keeps Missing Child Safe

Monday, May 12th, 2014

A 3-year-old dog came to the rescue of a boy of the same age this week in a remarkable story out of North Dakota.  More from Valley News Live:

A three-year-old boy is home safe after a seven-hour search and a happy ending. When rescuers had nearly given up, the family pet held on.

Carson Urness and his golden retriever/german shepherd mix went missing from the Cooperstown, North Dakota family farm around 7:30 Monday night. Between a three-year-old boy and a three-year-old dog, Carson’s mom, Courtney, rarely hears silence on the farm. But, it was a silence so awful she had to call for help.

Courtney says about 200 people showed up from surrounding areas more than 20 miles away to help with the search for Carson and Cooper, the dog.

“ATVs, horses, and more footwalkers showed up,” Sheriff Robert Hook said of the volunteers from nearby law enforcement. “Even the neighbors, business owners and bankers. They just came out and thought they needed to help.”

Combing about 2,000 acres of land, aircraft scanned overhead, horses took to the pastures, but there was no sign of the boy and the dog.”As the night went on, there got to be a little more moisture in the air and at about 2:00 in the morning the rain was coming down and we were at the point to send the footwalkers home. There was nothing more for them to do,” Hook said.

Parents, Courtney and Brock, were heartbroken at the thought of calling the search off. Right as search crews thought they were about to give up, they found out someone else wasn’t going to.

“Pat (one volunteer) went over the hill and shot his headlights and Cooper stood up just enough to let him know he was there,” Courtney said with tears in her eyes.

A mile from home, Cooper refused to leave Carson’s side. While hundreds searched for them, Carson lay underneath his dog, as Cooper kept the boy dry and warm.

An ATV picked Carson up and Cooper followed the machine all the way back to the house.

“The dog and him are buddies,” Hook said. “They got themselves in a little bit of trouble last night.”

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Search Expands for Missing 20-Month-Old Maine Girl

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Ayla Reynolds, a 20-month-old girl who was reported missing Friday when she disappeared from her home in Waterville, Maine, is the subject of an expanded search by local authorities and the FBI, CNN.com reports:

Ayla Reynolds was last seen Friday night by her father when he put her down for bed, Waterville, Maine, Police Chief Joseph Massey said. Ayla’s father later reported her missing.

“We’ll leave no stone unturned,” Massey told reporters Tuesday. “I’m not going to speculate on whether she’s alive, or when she’ll come home.”

He said police have around 75 officers working on the case and have received over 100 tips in a joint probe with the FBI, who is leading the expansion of the case.

The infant is described as having blond hair, being approximately 2 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 30 pounds.

She was last seen wearing green pajamas with white polka dots and the words “Daddy’s Princess” across the front.

Ayla’s family is cooperating and police do not have anyone connected to the case in custody, Massey reiterated.

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FBI Launches Free App to Track Missing Children

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has launched an app–free and available from iTunes–designed to help parents keep their children safe, and to track them in case they suddenly go missing.  It is the first mobile application launched by the Bureau.  The app is currently compatible only with iPhones, the FBI’s website said, though plans are in the works to launch versions that will work on other mobile devices in the near future.

The Child ID App invites parents to store a recent photo of their child plus important information like the child’s height and weight, that can be used to help authorities look for the child if they are missing.  The FBI said in a press release:

You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks.

The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

The FBI says a child goes missing every 40 seconds in America.

(image via: http://www.fbi.gov)

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