Alabama 4-year-old is found after 48 hours lost in woods with dog

Girl spotted when her dog barks
Evelyn “Vadie” Sides and dog Lucy

It was a story that weighed heavily on the hearts and minds of people in the midst of a global pandemic: a four-year-old girl and her dog reported lost in the Alabama woods. Young Evelyn “Vadie” Sides had vanished while walking with her dog Lucy in the rural countryside last Wednesday, and remained missing for nearly 48 hours. Fortunately, the story had a good ending; Vadie was found on Friday, unharmed and only a little the worse for wear.

“We took a walk but then I got too fast and got running and got lost and then I started calling for Nanny but Nanny was too far,” Vadie said in a video her family posted Saturday morning.

The child said she and Lucy once were separated but eventually reunited.

“I slided, slided down a waterfall … I was brave not to go in,” while the dog ran away, Vadie said.

“I found her because I was going the right direction, because I could smell,” she added.

from The Bark