K-9 to the rescue: Dog finds missing girl in woods ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

Mercy the K-9 (Lee County Sheriff's Office , Lee County Sheriff's Office)

On Tuesday night, a droopy dog with a powerful nose helped deputies find a missing 12-year-old girl in Lee County, Florida.

According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Mercy assisted in the search as a part of Sheriff Carmine Marceno’s Reunite Program.

K-9 Mercy was able to track the girl for more than half a mile through thick woods, despite severe weather from Tropical Storm Elsa.

The girl was found and brought back home to her family.

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