2 children briefly missing are returned home safe
Anita Miller - Managing Editor
There were some tense moments for a San Marcos family Tuesday after their two children, age 7 and 9, went missing from their home in south San Marcos.
The children were reported missing shortly after 4 p.m. from a residence on Sendero Drive, located off Quail Run.
Personnel from the South Hays Fire Department, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and San Marcos fire and police responded to the scene and used K-9s to search for the children. Some neighbors joined in the search.
“Those living near may have noticed a large presence of law enforcement and fire personnel,” Lt. Dennis Gutierrez of the HCSO said.
The children and their puppy, an eight-month-old blue heeler, were located safely about three hours later, Gutierrez said.