K9 locates missing boys in Onslow County

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - The Onslow County Sheriff's office is crediting a K9 with tracking down two boys who reportedly went missing from Dixon Elementary School on Thursday.

In a news release, the sheriff's office says they were called to the school after reports of the boys being seen walking down Hwy. 210 near a wooded area at 2:30pm.

A bloodhound named Ellie was brought to aid in the search and the dog tracked the boys into the woods, where they had been reportedly lost.

The search included a number of deputies and detectives and air support from a helicopter, but K9 Ellie is credited with finding the boys quickly.

Both boys were safely returned to their families.