Missing girl found after late-night searchStaff Report | April 05,2013A missing 7-year-old prompted a massive search effort in Rutland Thursday night, including assistance from New York State Policewhich dispatched a helicopter to fly over the city's northwest section where the girl was last seen.
Fortunately, the girl was found asleep in a residence on Pine Street, according to Rutland City Police.
Pine Street was the last place the girl was seen riding her bicycle before she was reported missing at 7 p.m. by her family on Library Avenue.
Police from the city along with Vermont State Police, Rutland County Sheriff's Department officers, state Department of Corrections personnel, Rutland City firefighters and personnel from the Vergennes Police Department and Fair Haven police canvassed the neighborhood for hours. When the search proved unsuccessful, police asked for help from state police in New York which sent a helicopter to search for the girl from the air.
At around 12:15 a.m., the girl was found unharmed and returned to her family.
"Everyone was just very relieved to have her home last night," Rutland police Sgt. John Sly said.
The girl was found sleeping on an air mattress prepared for her by the tenants at the apartment, Sly said. He also said the girl's family didn't know the people who live at 35 Pine St. where she was found.
But the girl was unharmed, the sergeant said. And despite the odd circumstances, Sly said no crime appeared to have taken place.
"At this particular point in time, it's looking like this is just a set of circumstances that could have been avoided," Sly said.MORE IN This Just InBENSON — Four people were hospitalized and evaluated for hypothermia Sunday after their... Full Story
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