FORT MYERS, Fla. — Not even Elsa could stop one Florida K-9 from tracking a missing girl and bringing her home safe.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office said it got a call Tuesday night about a missing and endangered 12-year-old girl. K-9 Mercy was sent to help the sheriff's office search for her.
The sheriff's office said Mercy was able to track her more than half a mile through thick woods while Tropical Storm Elsa brought severe weather to the area.
Mercy found the 12-year-old and she was safely brought back to her family.
Elsa brought heavy rain and gusty winds into the Tampa Bay area Tuesday into Wednesday. It even briefly reached Category 1 hurricane strength as it moved up Florida's west coast.
Elsa is already blamed for one death in Florida on Wednesday. And the system previously sparked a damaging tornado in Georgia.
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