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What To Do When Receiving An Amber Alert

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

Around 40,000 kids went missing at some point this year in the state, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Out of those, ten amber alerts were triggered by FDLE in 2013.

One of those happened last week when a six-year-old went missing in Jacksonville. Jacksonville police said Onniker Fisher's mother abducted her during a supervised visit at a community center.

Fisher was found safely, but what should you do when you receive an amber alert? How should you react?

"We would definitely encourage citizens to sign up online to receive the free amber alerts. Anytime you receive an alert, it heightens your awareness and helps you assist law enforcement in recovering those missing children. Citizens can sign up at (missingchildrenalert.com)," said Samantha Andrews with FDLE.

Here are a few more things you can do to help out if you get an amber alert:

Know the description of the child. If you spot the suspect's car, pay attention to the vehicle information and tag number. Lastly, If you find out any information of a missing child to call 911.

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