Child and Dog Found Safe in Ionia County

KEENE TOWNSHIP, MI – On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, at approximately 11:17 a.m. the Ionia County Sheriff’s office received a report of a missing two year old in Keene Township.

Additional resources were sought from the Michigan State Police including two K-9 handlers and a helicopter. The Ionia County Search and Rescue Team was also paged out and responded to the scene. At approximately 12:20 p.m. a neighbor reported to a family member that they had seen the child just 5 minutes prior. The father of the child, who was searching the area on an ATV, responded to the area of the report and located his child.

The child was checked by Life Ambulance and was not transported to the hospital.

The child decided that he wanted to take the dog for a walk and had placed a leash on the dog and exited the home. The child and dog were found together, unharmed.