Missing boy found in Lee County with the help of a bloodhound


LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A missing endangered 9-year-old boy was found by Lee County deputies on August 13 with the help of a bloodhound.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), deputies responded to a home on Chancellor Street where a boy with medical issues was reported missing.

LCSO deputies searched for the boy on the ground with Bloodhound Mercy. LCSO agriculture and aviation units assisted in the search.

K9 Mercy was able to track the child’s scent through the Buckingham neighborhood and the boy was located safely, LCSO said.

With the eye in the sky, LCSO captured the exact moment deputies and mercy found the young boy. You can see deputies and Mercy walking with the boy out of the woods.

Thankfully, he was not hurt, and just a few minutes away from his home.

“This was great work by all of the agency members involved,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “It’s a part of my mission with the ReUnite program; we will stop at nothing to make sure every missing person is found and brought home safely,” said Sheriff Marceno.


This is not the first time Mercy the bloodhound was able to help locate a missing child. In July of 2021, Mercy found a 12-year-old girl who had gone missing during Tropical Storm Elsa. The dog was able to track down the girl more than a half of a mile in the woods despite the weather.

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