A three-year-old missing toddler from Wisconsin has been found safe after she was lost in the woods close to her home for 24 hours.
A Facebook post from the Department of the Sawyer County Sheriff, Abigail Ladwig strayed away from her home on Sunday evening around 6.45 pm after she went after the Cocker Spaniel mix of the family named Peanut. She was reported missing by her mother.
At around 7.20 pm on Monday, Abigail and Peanut were found safe, just a short distance from the house. She “sustained minor scratches, insect bites, and dehydration during her 24 hours of being lost in the woods.” She was then taken for medical treatment at a medical hospital before she was released, shared the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department.
Hundreds of residents around the area came out to help in the search of the missing toddler, which was headed by the Department of Natural Resources. Several others brought supplies, water, and food to help the volunteers.
In a statement, Sheriff Doug Mrotek said:
A special thanks to the hundreds of volunteers and other agencies involved in the search for Abigail.Sheriff Doug Mrotek.
Also, a Sawyer County Search and Rescue, Pet Sanchez added:
Thank you to all responders, volunteers who came out to search for Abby and the donations of food and water. It’s amazing how in times of need, we all come together for such an amazing outcome.Pet Sanchez
Featured image source: Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department/Facebook