ASHLAND – K9 Ajax located a missing women ain the Ashland Town Forest this afternoon, October 13.
Around 3 p.m., Ashland Police received a report of a missing autistic adult in the Ashland Town Forest.
The victim had become separated and lost while hiking with a parent.
Ashland Police Sgt. Chris Alberini, who was on-duty as the patrol supervisor, responded along with members of both the dayshift and evening shift. After being briefed on the incident, Sgt. Alberini deployed K9 Ajax who immediately began tracking the victim, according to police.
Within 15 minutes, K9 Ajax located the missing person allowing her to be reunited with her parent, said Police.
With impending rain and cool temperatures expected this evening, it was imperative to locate the victim before nightfall.
“Our community is extremely fortunate to have resources such as K9 Ajax available to us,” said Police on social media.
“Due to a highly effective K9 program, today’s search resulted in a positive outcome. Great work by the dayshift and evening shift officers and Sgt. Alberini and K9 Ajax,” said Police.