KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A York County Sheriff’s K-9 officer got loose from his handler during a Wednesday training exercise. Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for the canine.

“Gunner” jerked away from his handler at the Living History Farm inside Kings Mountain State Park off Camp Cherokee Road.

“Gunner” ran off into the woods around 3 p.m. at Kings Mountain State Park. Authorities said dozens of officers were searching.

The dog is from a law enforcement agency in Virginia.