Flagler County K-9 Officer Finds Missing 11-Year-Old


Palm Coast, FL - For the second time this week, Flagler County Sheriff's K-9 officer Holmes makes a successful track.  Holmes was able to quickly find an 11-year-old boy who ran away from home last night (January 9). 

FCSO was contacted at 6:17 p.m. about the boy by his mother who said her son ran out of the back door carrying his backpack, pillow, and a red blanket. Using a pillowcase for a scent article, Holmes, who is a Bloodhound, and his handler began the track. The boy was located hiding underneath his blanket in the woods several streets from his home.  He was not injured and was taken home by the deputy. 

You can see the video of K-9 Holmes track by clicking here.

“This is K-9 Holmes’ second successful track this week and he is quickly proving that he is the right hound for the job,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Using K-9 Holmes to find this missing child saved many hours of searching and also saved the taxpayers a lot of money in resources.”

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office AirOne helicopter also assisted in the search.


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