(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.