KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A North Carolina K-9 officer got loose from his handler during a Wednesday training exercise and was found Thursday afternoon.

“We found Gunner!!” the sheriff’s department tweeted. “Cold, wet, hungry, tired, but is in great health!”

‘Gunner’ jerked away from his handler at the Living History Farm inside Kings Mountain State Park off Camp Cherokee Road, officials said.

Deputies say he ran off into the woods around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Dozens of officers were searching for him.

On Thursday, several local law enforcement agencies joined in on the search for Gunner, and the YCSO said a helicopter, drones, and horses were being utilized.

Watch the latest update from the York County Sheriff’s Office:

The dog is from a law enforcement agency in North Carolina, not Virginia, as the YCSO had previously reported.