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Upper Peninsula News: Lost Michigan child found asleep, using family dog ​​as pillow in Faithorn area of ​​Menominee County

“She lay down and used one of the dogs as a pillow, and the other dog lay right next to her and kept her safe”

Friday September 22, 2023 5:32 p.m.

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FAITHORN, Mich. — A 2-year-old girl who walked away from her home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula alongside two family dogs was found in the woods hours later, sleeping on the smaller dog like a fur pillow, a state police said.

“She laid down and used one of the dogs as a pillow, and the other dog laid right next to her and kept her safe,” Lt. Mark Giannunzio said Thursday. “It’s a truly remarkable story.”

Troopers used drones and police dogs in the search while local police and citizens from Michigan and neighboring Wisconsin helped search for the girl in the isolated wooded area.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post were called to a home in the Faithorn area of ​​Menominee County around 8 p.m. Wednesday after the girl wandered off.

Around midnight, a citizen on an ATV found the girl about 3 miles from her home, state police said.

Giannunzio said the girl was examined by medical staff and appeared in good health.

Faithorn is an unincorporated village located just east of the Wisconsin state line and approximately 60 miles southwest of Marquette, Michigan.

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