In Detroit, the police found a child missing in the forest following the footprints of a dog not leaving him
Early Wednesday morning 2 year old Princeton Peak was in a house in Michigan with his dad dominic and a dog named Apollo. At some point, the boy’s dad was distracted and the child with the dog went out into the yard, and then disappeared.
The family house stood near the forest and when the child’s father caught on, he began to look for his son everywhere around the house. After a couple of hours of searching, he could not find Princeton and in a panic he called the police. The police began to inspect the nearest swamps, thickets and water meadows.
A few hours later they noticed the footprints of a large dog on the ground and walked along them. Traces led them to the dog Apollo, who, as it turned out, did not go a step away from the lost boy. Everything was in order with the child.
“When I realized that he was gone, I immediately imagined him lying face down in a pool of water and I was terrified,” says Dominic Peak, “I thought that I would never see him again alive.”
The boy’s mother, who had gone to work earlier that morning, the news about the loss of her baby caused the same emotions.
The child was found in the thicket about a mile from home. According to Sheriff Daniel Abbott, the dog Apollo, a cross between a pit bull terrier and a boxer, probably saved Princeton's life due to the fact that he was with him all the time and left a lot of traces, according to which they were found. Traces of a lighter child in the forest were much less noticeable.
When Princeson escaped into the forest, he was wearing only a diaper from his clothes, which was then lost somewhere and the boy was completely naked when he was found. He was bitten by gnats and mosquitoes, but otherwise everything was fine with him.
According to the sheriff, in recognition of gratitude, the Van Buren County Police Department delivered dog food and treats for Apollo to the Peak family on Friday. Also, as a precaution, two additional locks appeared on the front door of the house, which a small child could not open.