AZTEC — A 6-year-old girl was briefly missing from her Aztec home Wednesday afternoon, prompting a short search that involved police, volunteers and a helicopter.

The girl's mother reported at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday that her daughter had been missing for half an hour.

Aztec police and the San Juan County Sheriff's Office sent about 18 officers and a helicopter to search the area. Volunteers canvassed the surrounding areas.

The search was called off when the girl wandered back to her house shortly after 6 p.m.