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Missing five-year-old girl in Madison County found safe

Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 1:45 PM EDT
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MADISON, Fla. (WCTV) - The five-year-old girl who went missing overnight in Madison has been found.

Officials say Naomi Rose Herring is safe.

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Herring left the motel to find her mother but got lost on the way to the campground. Officials say the staff of Ragans found her and appears to be in good health.

Herring was reported missing just before 2 a.m. Monday from the Deerwood Inn on St. Augustine Road in Madison. Officials say she was found at the Ragans Campground, just down the road from where she was reported to have gone missing.

The family told deputies the girl was last seen asleep in a motel room along with another child and a man.

Her mother had been away about an hour when she returned to the room and discovered Naomi was missing, while the other child and the adult were still sleeping.

Authorities searched the surrounding area and brought in a dog team to help. The sheriff’s office also called in Leon County’s helicopter for assistance.

This is a developing story.

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