PERRY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A missing Perry County 10-year-old has been found safe, according to Perry County Sheriff Nick Weems.
Investigators say Sapphire Robles was found just over two miles away from where she went missing through rough terrain. A search and rescue crew found her, and she will be checked out by emergency personnel.
Perry County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy, Bart Rosson, says there were about 60 to 70 volunteers who came out to help search in addition to law enforcement agents.
“The community came together real fast and was here real quick looking for her,” Rosson said.
The search included dogs, helicopters, and 4-wheelers. When a pair of volunteers found Robles, Rosson says she was okay.
“She said that she had just been out on an adventure, and she went a little further that she usually went, and she got lost. Luckily, she had her two dogs with her, they stayed with her all day, so she wasn’t totally alone,” Rosson said. “She had actually packed herself a little lunch and she seemed to be doing okay. She was tired, but she seemed to be physically fit and fine nothing was wrong with her.”
Robles was last seen Thursday morning in Lobelville, wearing a pink shirt and beige shorts. Investigators say she walked away from the Hinson Springs area with her two dogs, and her backpack was found in a wooded area.
An earlier report said Robles was 9-years-old, as reported by TBI. The family of Robles tells investigators she is actually 10-years-old.