Update: Sawyer Co. girl suffered minor injuries in 24 hours missing

Authorities in Sawyer County have found the missing 3-year-old, Abby Ladwig. Authorities in Sawyer County have found the missing 3-year-old, Abby Ladwig. |  Photo: Sawyer County Sheriff's Office

Updated: August 11, 2020 11:39 AM

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old girl suffered only minor injuries while spending 24 hours lost in the woods.


Abigail Ladwig got lost when she followed the family dog, Peanut, into the woods at about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities and hundreds of volunteers searched for the girl on Monday in the area of Old 70 Road in the Winter area.

The search ended when Abigail and Peanut walked out of the woods and into a neighbor's yard at about 7:20 p.m. Monday.

Sheriff Doug Mrotek issued a news release Tuesday saying that Abigail sustained minor scratches, insect bites, and dehydration. She received medical treatment at a hospital and was released.

Mrotek thanked those who helped in the search.

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