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6-Year Old Found After Wandering Miles

6-Year Old Found After Wandering Miles

Posted - Dec. 7, 2004 at 2:48 p.m.



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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- A 6-year-old Cedar City girl got separated from her parents when they were searching for a Christmas tree.

Bonnie Hansen was found hours later, eight miles away and sleeping under a tree.

"Her spirits were up pretty good, we feel blessed," her mother, Ellen, said.

Bonnie was with her family looking for a Christmas tree in the mountains southwest of Beryl on Sunday night. She told her Mom she was going to the car for cocoa, but she never made it and was missing for more than six hours.

The Iron County Search and Rescue scoured a four-mile area for the girl, who was found by three volunteers from Enterprise.

Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith said they are trying to arrange some kind of citizen's award for the three: Russel Platt, Turley Truman and Dana Truman.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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