Video shows dramatic rescue of 4-year-old boy, dog lost in NJ woods

Dramatic video from a state trooper’s body-worn camera shows the moment a terrified 4-year-old boy and his dog were rescued in the woods.

According to New Jersey State Police, the 4-year-old boy and his black Labrador wandered away from the house Tuesday and had been missing for more than an hour when troopers arrived.

During the search, a trooper and the child’s mother heard his voice in the distance. They ran nearly a half-mile into the woods and found a visibly distressed boy with his dog by his side. He was crying and asking for his missing shoe, but was not physically injured. 

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"We are thankful to report that due to the quick response of the troopers and his mother, the terrified child was safely located and in good health," troopers said.