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Police dog finds missing girl

23 Apr 2013

A special police tracker dog has located a missing girl with epilepsy. The girl, a 15-year-old student, had disappeared from her school in Newark, New Jersey, US.

The local Sherriff’s office requested a ‘K-9’ team be sent to the girl’s school, North Star Academy Middle School. The tracker dog, a bloodhound called ‘Mac’, was given the girl’s scent from her jacket which she had left behind.

Mac tracked the girl from the school. The child was discovered lying unconscious on the ground following a seizure.

She was rushed to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where she received treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

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