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Horry County Fire Rescue firefighter says K-9 stolen

A firefighter with Horry County Fire Rescue says his personal search and rescue K-9, Hope, was stolen out of his vehicle Tuesday night. (Facebook/Carl Hall)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) - A firefighter with Horry County Fire Rescue says his personal search and rescue K-9, Hope, was stolen out of his vehicle Tuesday night.

Firefighter Carl Hall says he was training Tuesday night when someone took his dog and some of his equipment out of his vehicle.

Hall says Hope is a 3-year-old black and tan German shepard.

He's had her for two years.

According to the North Myrtle Beach police report Hall filed Tuesday night, he placed Hope in the back of his vehicle after their training and went to get Hope's props.

The report states when Hall returned to his vehicle, he noticed that a door on the passenger side was open.

Hall told police two bags were also stolen out of the vehicle along with Hope.

One bag had a canine GPS tracker, canine vest and leads, according to the report.

He told police Hope is equipped with a chip reader.

Horry County Fire Rescue Capt. Mark Nugent says they will assist and help find the dog any way they can.

This is a developing story and we will update with more information as soon as it becomes available.

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