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Steuben County Sheriff’s canine Twiggy finds missing child

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on January 5, 2022, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office responded to and investigated a reported missing juvenile in the Town of Corning.


At about 1:30am a parent reported their child was missing from the residence. Deputies initiated a search and K-9 Twiggy responded and successfully tracked the missing person from the located missing person’s cell phone to a trail at Spencer Crest Nature Center. Deputies successfully located the missing teen in the woods by a trail. The missing teen was shoeless, coatless and suffering from apparent hypothermia and frostbite. Deputies and EMS personnel treated the found person who was transported to a medical facility for further treatment.

K-9 Twiggy recently celebrated his fourth birthday on January 1st, 2022.


Sheriff Allard thanks the New York State Police for their assistance in this search and rescue.



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