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Rescue squad makes quick work of locating missing teen

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By Molly Haines

Despite bitterly cold temperatures, Owen County Search and Rescue made quick work of locating a missing teenager last week.
The 13-year-old female left her home at 13495 Georgetown Road at approximately 8 p.m., Jan. 17, to walk to her grandparent’s house about 10 feet away, according to Owen County Search and Rescue Captain Greg Estes.
“She heard some dogs and started to walk toward them and got off track,” Estes said. “She walked up on a hunting cabin and went inside trying to get out of the cold.”
Along with search and rescue, the Owen County Sheriff’s Office, Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, Monterey Volunteer Fire Department, Corinth Volunteer Fire Department and Owen County EMS responded to the scene.
Emergency personnel were able to locate the juvenile about an hour after the call came out by following her footprints in the snow to the hunting cabin.
Both the Grand Paws Search Dog and Commonwealth K-9 teams responded and arrived on scene just as emergency personnel located the missing teen.
“I’d like to thank all of the people that helped in the search,” Estes said. “People shouldn’t hesitate to call search and rescue any time there’s a situation like this. A lot of people don’t know that we’re out here to do that kind of stuff.”