Iowa police dog locates boy, 2, who wandered from home with family canine

A police dog in Iowa is being credited with helping one family’s nightmare come to an end. 

The Mason City Police Department said in a press release that a family contacted authorities shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday after their 2-year-old son and family dog went missing

The toddler and his dog had wandered off from the rural home, according to police.

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Responding deputies helped family members search the home and buildings on their property, with no sign of the child. 

Mason City Police Officer Duane Kemna and K-9 Kilo helped find a 2-year-old boy who wandered off with his own dog on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.
(Mason City Police Department/Google Street View)

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office called for K-9 units from Mason City and Worth County, as deputies began to use a drone to help find the child.

But it was Mason City Police Officer Duane Kemna and K-9 Kilo who started a track and eventually found the 2-year-old boy along a creek through “several acres of timber” about .6 of a mile from the home.

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The child was found on the northwest corner of a neighbor’s home sitting on a cinder block, with his family dog by his side.

The child had removed his wet socks, shoes, and coat but was not in need of medical attention, according to police.  

“It’s not every day we get to share good news, but we are proud of the work done yesterday by K-9 Kilo and Officer Duane Kemna,” Mason City Police tweeted. “Good dog!”

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