Bloodhounds help locate missing Machesney Park man

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MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit helped locate missing 69-year-old male.

On Thursday, July 25th, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 10400 Block of Banyan Drive for a report of a 69-year-old missing male.

The male subject’s scent was collected from his home and the K-9 Unit deployed bloodhounds on the 17 hour trail.

The two bloodhounds brought the search team to an area near Old Ralston Road and N. Second Street.

Sergeant Nick Cunnigham gives the dogs, Sadie and Roxy, credit for helping find the man.

“He was not visible from the road. We had several officers in the area, who had been driving around, looking for him,” Cunningham said. “There was no way you could’ve seen him where he was laying. The only way we found him was by using these dogs.”

Harlem Roscoe Fire Department responded and transported the man for treatment.

The department has only had the Bloodhounds for under a year, and they already seem to be making an impact in the Sheriff’s office.


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