On January 18, 2016, 67-year-old Martin Kay from Thornham Magna, UK, took his black Labrador Holly Blue out for a walk around 2:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the man took a wrong turn and got stuck in mud. He needed assistance getting out but with no one around to help him, he had no other option but to wait for someone to walk by. The elderly man spent seven hours stuck deep in the mud until help arrived. Thankfully, his loyal dog remained by his side, keeping him warm all that time.
Five hours later, a friend of Kay’s arrived at his house to pick him up. The friend was surprised to find the elderly man missing. and immediately contacted authorities for help.
While police arrived at the home, neighbors checked the usual walking routes they knew the pet owner takes, but neither of them were anywhere to be found.
A helicopter was dispatched to do to an aerial search, and because it was dark, rescuers relied on the helicopter’s thermal imaging camera. Thanks to that technology, a familiar four-legged silhouette lying on the mud was spotted around 9 p.m., and next to the loyal dog was Kay.