MISSING: Manatee County K-9 last seen running into wooded area in Parrish

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office K9 that went missing early Wednesday was found safe later that evening.

Deputies were searching the K9 named Boss after he was seen running into a wooded area in a Parrish neighborhood.

Boss was doing his "morning routine" with the agency when he became distracted and ran into a wooded area near in the Foxbrook communities off of County Road 675, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

A resident later found him in the 15,000 block of County Road 675 just before 6 p.m.

MCSO said he was taken to the vet for a checkup, but appeared to be OK.