Police rescue 5-year-old girl who disappeared from home in Florida from swamp

A 5-year-old child was rescued by police officers while walking alone in a swamp in Florida, United States. According to the police, the girl left home on Monday (26) and was rescued the same day.

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The agents used a helicopter with a thermal camera to assist in the search and gave instructions so that police officers on the ground could find the girl.

As a result, upon locating the girl, the police officers in the helicopter informed their colleagues: “I located her in the woods. She may be able to hear her name if you call her. She may be about 24 meters in front of you, keep walking” , said one of the agents.

When the police found her, the girl was walking through shallow water between trees in a swamp near Florida.

When approaching, the agents called the girl by name and raised their arms while speaking in a friendly voice, so as not to scare her.

“Come here, honey. Let’s get you out of the water and get you to everyone,” said a police officer.

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Furthermore, the girl also raised her arms and walked towards them. The agents’ attitude was praised by internet users for the way they handled the situation.

With that, the images of the rescue were recorded by a body camera of one of the police officers who carried out the rescue on land.

According to Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, the girl has autism and wandered away from her home on Monday, but was quickly reported missing. She was found the same day and Chronister said that the speed

“Deputies’ quick response saved the day, turning a potential tragedy into a hope-filled reunion,” the sheriff said.