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Missing 3-Year-Old Found in Cornfield, Dog at Her Side

The tiny Yorkshire terrier played in a role in her rescue.

June 15, 2018 - 11:58 am
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QULIN, Mo. (AP) - A 3-year-old girl is safe after spending the night in a rural Missouri cornfield, her faithful dog by her side. 

In fact, the tiny Yorkshire terrier played in a role in her rescue. 

The ordeal began around 8:30 p.m. Thursday with a 911 call that the girl had wandered away from her home near the town of Qulin, 175 miles south of St. Louis. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott says a search began that included an airplane, but the girl was not found overnight. 

Volunteers joined police to search a cornfield Friday morning. Just after 8 a.m., search dogs began barking and a tiny dog voice started yapping in response. 

Searchers found the girl with her dog. The child had several mosquito bites but was otherwise unharmed.