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UPDATE: Girl who walked away from tent in Floyd County found safe

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A 10-year-old girl, who deputies say walked away from her tent in Floyd County, was found safe on Wednesday morning.

The Floyd County Sheriff's Office says that they were notified at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday that 10-year-old Zannah Garrett, of Omaha, Nebraska, was missing from her tent.

Garrett had been in a tent with her eight-year-old brother at 2403 Ripley Bridge Drive. 

Around 2:00 a.m., the Floyd County Sheriff's office activated the county Code Red system. More than 3,400 land lines and cell phones were called in an effort to find the girl. Officials say 86 percent of the calls were answered. The system has been used less than twice a year since it was activated in 2008.

Deputies determined that Garrett had left her tent to go find horses that she had seen on Tuesday. 

She was found safe, but was complaining of pain.  She was taken to Floyd County Memorial Hospital where it was determined she was not injured.

Deputies say the girl left on her own free will and no foul play was involved.


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