Publish date:

4-year-old girl found safe after going missing in the woods with family dog

The dog had returned home without the girl.
Author:
forest-path-1081805_1280

A 4-year-old girl was found safe after an hour-long search when she went missing in the woods.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office was called to the 12000 block of Esden Road, east of Brainerd, on Thursday morning by the girl's mother.

She said her daughter had wandered into the woods near their home along with the family dog.

She grew even more alarmed when the dog returned home without her daughter.

Fortunately, after an hour of searching with help from Brainerd PD, the Minnesota DNR and Crosby Ambulance, the girl was found safe and well.

"With the inclement weather forecasted today, the situation could have been made worse for all involved," said Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard.

Sign up: Subscribe to our daily newsletters

Next Up

Rent, mortgage, house, key, door

Victims of property manager's sexual harassment to get $736,000

It's part of a consent decree announced by the Department of Justice Monday.

The Liffey Pub Facebook

St. Paul's Irish pub The Liffey reveals it won't reopen

The beloved pub has been closed since the start of the pandemic.

Proctor football

Proctor football investigation: Case goes to county attorney

The office will review the evidence and consider possible criminal charges.

kirsten mitchell screegrab

'I’m heading home!': CA reporter announces return to WCCO

Kirsten Mitchell interned at WCCO years ago. Now, she's coming back as a reporter.

eggs

As part of price gouging settlement, farm to donate 1M eggs to food nonprofits

The egg producer will donate more than 1 million eggs to nonprofits fighting hunger.

plane, Piper PA-32

Sheriff: Witnesses saw plane 'performing aerial maneuvers' before fatal crash

The single-engine aircraft went down in northern Wisconsin, killing a brother and sister.

Screen Shot 2021-10-25 at 8.51.02 AM

Community rallies around Minnetonka HS dancer battling brain tumor

A fundraiser raised more than $44,000 of its $60,000 goal in the first two days.

twin city gardens

In rare move, MDH takes control of Minneapolis nursing home

The temporary receivership is to ensure resident safety.

Sen Mark Koran crop

Lawmaker deletes post encouraging donations to family charged in Capitol riot

Sen. Mark Koran, in his Facebook post, described them as "a good family!"

Related

Maddir Jungbauer

UPDATE: Missing 11-year-old girl found safe

The 11-year-old went missing on Saturday.

Demiiyah Star Martin

11-year-old girl found safe in Minneapolis

Police had issued an appeal to find her.

naila

5-year-old missing Minneapolis girl found safe, police say

She was taken from her home Wednesday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2021-09-06 at 7.01.39 PM

2-year-old girl still missing in Edina after overnight search

The toddler walked away from her family on her own Monday afternoon.

UPDATE: Missing 16-year-old student found safe and well

Madison Bromen hadn't returned home from school on Thursday.

Alexus Norberg

Search for girl, 14, missing from St. Cloud

The teen left her home without her parents' permission.

Girl found safe after going missing following MOA trip

Bloomington police asked for help tracking her down.