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A toddler lost in the woods is found asleep using family dog as a pillow

by Michael Nguyen
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A 2-year-old girl, who had strayed from her residence in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was discovered in the woods hours later, asleep with two family dogs. According to state police, she had nestled herself comfortably atop the smaller dog, using it as a makeshift pillow.

Lieutenant Mark Giannunzio remarked on the extraordinary nature of the situation, stating, “She laid down and used one of the dogs as a pillow, and the other dog laid right next to her and kept her safe.”

The search for the toddler involved the deployment of drones and police dogs by troopers, with the assistance of local law enforcement and concerned citizens from both Michigan and neighboring Wisconsin. The incident unfolded after Michigan State Police’s Iron Mountain post received a call around 8 p.m. on Wednesday regarding the child’s disappearance from a residence in the Faithorn area of Menominee County.

Remarkably, around midnight, a citizen riding an ATV located the child approximately 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) away from her home.

Medical professionals examined the girl, and she appeared to be in good health. Faithorn, an unincorporated village situated just east of the Wisconsin state line, is approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) southwest of Marquette, Michigan.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Toddler Survival

Q: How did the 2-year-old girl end up in the woods?

A: The toddler wandered away from her home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Q: Were there any immediate concerns for her safety?

A: Yes, a search operation was launched involving drones, police dogs, and assistance from local police and citizens.

Q: How was the girl eventually found?

A: A citizen on an ATV located her about 3 miles from her home, sleeping with the family dogs in the woods.

Q: Were there any health concerns for the toddler after being found?

A: Medical staff examined the girl, and she appeared to be in good health.

Q: Where exactly did this incident take place?

A: The incident occurred in the Faithorn area of Menominee County, Michigan, just east of the Wisconsin state line.

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3 comments

Reader87 September 22, 2023 - 12:38 am

wow, that lil’ girl was lucky them dogs were with her in them woods, good she ok

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NewsJunkie55 September 22, 2023 - 2:32 am

gr8 job by search teams, quik response 2 find her, real heroes!

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NatureLover22 September 22, 2023 - 11:53 am

nature is amazin’, how them dogs protected her, heartwarming

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