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Ohio K-9 hailed as a hero after finding missing 3-year-old child

Posted at 7:42 AM, Oct 09, 2019

SIDNEY, Ohio — A Shelby County Sheriff's Office K-9 is being hailed as a hero for sniffing out the location of a missing 3-year-old child on Tuesday.

Just before 1 p.m. local time on Monday, deputies responded to a home Sidney for a report of a missing child, according to authorities.

Within minutes of arriving on the scene, K-9 Bandit picked up the scent and led his handler to the missing child, the department stated.

"This is exactly why we have dog units, watching this track you could tell very well that Bandit had the scent of the child and was well on his way to finding him," the department said in a Facebook post.

This story was originally published by Drew Scofield on WEWS in Cleveland.