HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The search for a Hancock County Sheriff's Department K-9 continues after the bloodhound left the scene of an accident Tuesday night.
Chief Deputy Don Bass said a deputy and the dog were on their way to Pearl River County to aid in the search for a teen who deputies say ran into the woods after threatening suicide. But before getting there, Bass said the vehicle was involved in a crash on Highway 43. Authorities say Radar's cage opened during the rollover accident, and that's when he ran off.
Officials say the deputy, who is not being identified at this time, was taken to a hospital in Slidell with some facial injuries. Bass said the deputy was released Tuesday night, but will not return to duty anytime soon.
The Pearl River County Sheriff's Department is helping in the search for Radar in a post to the department's Facebook page, saying "The K9 is a black and tan male Bloodhound named Radar. He should be wearing his reflective Sheriff collar. He is not known to be aggressive."
Hancock County officials say alerts have been placed for the animal, and agents are continuing their search for Radar near the accident scene.