Caught on camera: NJ State Police rescue missing 4-year-old boy, dog from woods in Atlantic County

Efforts from New Jersey State Police helped save the life of a 4-year-old boy missing in Atlantic County. 

According to the agency, police were dispatched to a home in Buena Vista Township for a report of a missing 4-year-old boy on Tuesday. 

When officers arrived, they were told the child left the house with the family's black Labrador and no one was able to find them, troopers say. 

Law enforcement and the boy's family searched the area and were told by a nearby resident that they heard the child calling for help in the woods, police say. 

The child was found safe with his dog in good health after being missing for about one hour, officials say. 

State Police released body camera video of the search, which shows the recovery of the child and the dog who stayed by the boy's side.