Police dog helps find missing boy in Port Alberni: RCMP

Police dog helps find missing boy in Port Alberni: RCMP

Port Alberni RCMP says that a 10-year-old boy is home safe thanks to the help of a police dog after he went missing along the trails at Maplehurst Park.

Police received a call about the missing child at approximately 2:10 p.m. on March 24, resulting in several uniformed and plain-clothes officers immediately attending the area of the park and sparking a search.

Officers were assisted by Police Service Dog Jammer and his handler Constable Bartlett, as well as the Alberni Valley Rescue Squad.

A missing child will always garner a large response from officers, stated Cst Richard Johns, Media Relations Officer. This instance had additional factors which made locating this young boy even more urgent.

RCMP says that as a result of the “excellent work of Jammer and Constable Bartlett,” the boy was quickly found safe and healthy.

“Jammer picked up a track quickly and we found him just off the main trail a bit scared but unharmed,” stated Constable Bartlett.

In the wake of this incident, Port Alberni RCMP is reminding the public that it is never to early to call police about a missing person.


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