A 4-year-old Alabama girl was found safe with her dog Friday afternoon — a mile from her rural home after she went missing for two days.
“I’m so happy and grateful to God for watching over my beautiful granddaughter and bringing her safely back to us,” Evelyn “Vadie” Sides’ grandmother, Harriet Sides, said.
Vadie was walking her dog under the supervision of a caretaker Wednesday afternoon when the caretaker said she turned her head for a second and the girl “essentially disappeared.”
Alabama girl Evelyn Vadie Sides, age 4, missing; search underway
Authorities deployed helicopters and drones Thursday to help find her.
“The dog was with her protecting her the whole time,” Lee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Peacock, said, The Birmingham News reported.