Missing DeQuincy man found alive
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A DeQuincy man missing for several days has been found alive, authorities said.
Eddie Charles Thompson, 76, was found at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday, thanks to a search dog, according to Major Jerry Bell.
“You know what we need to think Jesus and we need to thank that bloodhound because we found Charlie alive and it just happen to be a happy scenario,” Bell said.
Thompson is coherent and is being taken to the hospital, Bell said.
Thompson was located by Bo the Bloodhound.
Bo is not a K9 officer, but a privately owned dog that helps with local cases. His handler, Tony Arnold, said it took Bo about four hours to locate Thompson in the woods of Beauregard Parish.
“This is actually his first find, we’ve been on several but we led him in the right direction and he was able to find him before we even got close,” Arnold said.
Thompson’s hat was found in the woods and Bo tracked the scent leading investigators to the 76-year-old.
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