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DANBURY, Conn. — The search is on Thursday morning for a Connecticut State Police dog that is missing after pulling away from its handler while looking for a missing man in the woods in Danbury on Wednesday night.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Danbury Police Department requested assistance in the search for a missing adult man in the area of Wooster Mountain.
State Police K9 Search and Rescue Teams, CSP Bloodhound Teams and Trooper 1 responded to the area off Sugar Hollow Road to assist in the search.
The missing man was located by K9 Zeus and was safely walked out of the woods, police said.
But during the search, a Connecticut State Police K9 handler conducting a track lost his footing while negotiating steep terrain and lost the 15-foot leash on his dog, police said.
At that time K9 Texas, a state police bloodhound, was pulling strongly up the slope and continued tracking up the ledge, police said.
When the trooper reached the top of the hill, K9 Texas was not in sight.
The search was continuing Thursday for K9 Texas, a nonaggressive brown bloodhound, wearing a green tracking vest, police said.
State Police K9 Teams, with the assistance of the Danbury Police and Fire Departments, are continuing the search for Texas.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Connecticut State Police Troop A at 203-267-2200.
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