Missing Teenager

Emergency responders from throughout Hardin County were mobilized to search for a missing teenager in Iowa Falls Wednesday night. The girl was found about an hour after she was reported missing.

A report of a missing teen sent a scare through Iowa Falls Wednesday night with temperatures plummeting and the first measurable snow of the season piling up. A short time later the girl was located safe and, beyond the initial sigh of relief, emergency leadership walked away feeling more confident about their preparedness.

Iowa Falls Police Chief Wade Harken said the girl was walking her dog when it broke free from its leash to chase a rabbit. The dog eventually returned home without her, alerting family members that something was wrong, and a report was called in shortly after 6 p.m. with her description and last known location, in the vicinity of Forest Drive and Oak Street.

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