K9 Deputy Radar found safe in Hancock County

K9 Deputy Radar found safe in Hancock County
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HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The two-week search for a missing K9 deputy came to a safe ending on Wednesday.

Deputies found Radar near where he went missing after he was involved in an accident last month. When they spotted him on Wednesday, they said he tried to run off, so they tranquilized him for his own safety.

Hancock County Deputy Chief Don Bass said Radar is doing well. He'll be taken to the vet to get checked out.

Radar had been missing since September 22nd, when the vehicle the bloodhound was riding in was involved in a crash on Highway 43, near the Hancock/Pearl River County line. Authorities say Radar's cage opened during the rollover accident, and that's when he ran off.

After the initial search was unsuccessful, Radar was spotted on Tuesday in the same area. Deputies had been keeping a close watch throughout the day on Wednesday before they spotted him near a private residence.

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