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Police dog locates missing child in Vernon

Police dog Jagger is pictured in this undated photo submitted by Vernon RCMP.
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A missing Vernon child was quickly found safe and sound by a police dog last week. 

Family members called Vernon RCMP when their child, who suffers from developmental delays, walked away from a home in the 4600 block of Grandview Flatts Road on Nov. 2.

RCMP Police Dog Services responded to the area at around 3 p.m. to search for the child. 

"With temperatures falling, and darkness approaching, it became paramount to locate the child quickly," Const. Chris Terleski said in a media release.

"The Police Dog Service team located a track and, led by police canine ‘Jagger,’ traced it through a wooded area to a gravel pit where the child was found in good condition and returned safely to his family."

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