04/28/2016 03:37 EDT | Updated 04/28/2016 03:37 EDT

Frog Lake First Nation Girl Saved By Pet Dogs After Getting Lost In Forest

"The dogs were a bit of a hero last night.''

ELK POINT, Alta. — An Alberta girl who got lost in the bush says her dogs kept her warm during the chilly night.

RCMP say they got a call Wednesday night about a nine-year-old girl from the Frog Lake First Nation being lost.

Sgt. Barry LaRocque says residents of the reserve, about 230 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, were already searching when police arrived.

He says they searched all night, and around 7 a.m. Thursday, the girl, along with three larger mixed-breed dogs, emerged form the dense bush a few kilometres from home.

LaRocque says she told him the dogs lay beside her and kept her warm throughout the night as temperatures dipped to 2 Celsius.

The girl was taken to hospital to get checked out, and LaRocque says she got a clean bill of health.

"That was a pretty unique and special thing that the dogs did for their family member,'' he said.

"The dogs were a bit of a hero last night.''

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