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Friday,  May 29 the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of a missing four-year-old girl who had wandered away from a residence in the Four Elk subdivision, a gated community northwest of Buena Vista.

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded. Emergency and search personnel were called and a massive search began at once.

After nearly two hours of searching, the girl was located more than a mile from where she was last seen and reunited with her anxious parents.

Multiple agencies responded to the search to assist the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office; Chaffee County Search and Rescue North, Chaffee County Search and Rescue South, Chaffee County EMS, Chaffee Fire, Buena Vista Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Salida Police Department, Department of Corrections Tracking Team, Colorado Parks and Reach Air Medical.

“This is so important to recognize these many agencies who responded immediately,” said Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze. “This once again confirms the commitment of our First Responder group to each other and to our community [and I give them] a huge thank you.”