A POLICE dog has been reunited with its handler six hours after becoming separated while hunting down alleged offenders in Coomera Waters.
A major search began for black German Shepherd, Ox, around 11.15am on Saturday when he couldn’t be seen in Coleman Road.
Police, including several members of the Dog Squad and POLAIR assisted with the search and Ox was eventually located in an abandoned vehicle in bushland around 5.30pm.
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Ox appears to be in good health, however, it is believed he will be taken to a veterinarian as a precaution.
The man and woman who were originally being tracked were taken into custody.
EARLIER: Whilst tracking an offender in Coomera Waters this morning, a police dog became separated from its handler.
Police ask that if any members of the public locate or come into contact with a large Black German Sheppard, they are to contact police immediately.
The German Sheppard separated from its handler at around 11:15am in Coleman Road, Coomera Waters.
Police, members of the dog squad and Polair are currently scouring the Coomera Waters area in search of the canine.
The search areas includes Coleman Road, Foxwell Road and areas of acreage and properties in a dense bushland region.
The public is advised not to approach the animal if located but to immediately call Triple Zero (000).