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N.H. boy, 4, went missing after chasing dog

Generic police tape at puppy crime scene. CBS/AP

Generic police tape at puppy crime scene.
CBS/AP
(AP) FREEDOM, N.H. - The police chief in Freedom, N.H., says a 4-year-old boy suffered some scratches, but was otherwise fine after he ran into a nature preserve after his dog and went missing for about an hour.

Chief Josh Shackford tells WMWV radio a multi-agency search for the boy started after he was discovered missing at about 11:15 am. Tuesday.

Shackford said a passer-by reported seeing the boy run across busy Route 25 chasing a dog. The boy's mother said the dog had broken off of its leash.

Rescuers used ATVs to patrol the more than 330-acre Dr. Melvin A. Harmon Nature Preserve near Routes 25 and 153 and the Ossipee River. The boy and his dog were found in the preserve.

  • Crimesider Staff

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