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Cindy Jacobson holds her son, Elijah, after he was found Monday by during a 2½-hour search in a heavily wooded area northeast of New London. The boy was found about waist-deep in a muddy pond with his 7-month-old puppy, Izzy. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Search for 4-year-old has a happy ending as boy is found in a pond with his puppy

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A little boy out for an afternoon adventure with his puppy got lost in a wooded area northeast of New London on Monday, triggering a frantic search.

After the nearly 2½-hour search, Elijah Jacobson, 4, was found waist-deep in a pond about a quater of a mile from his home. His feet were stuck in the mucky bottom of the wetland. He was wet and cold, but otherwise just fine. His puppy, Izzy, never left his side.

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