Police Dog Saves Lost Elderly Man

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crashAn elderly man with dementia went missing Friday afternoon from his home in Whitehorse, Yukon. In below freezing temperatures family, friends and police desperately searched for the man. A police dog Crash came to the rescue and found the man in 2 feet of snow before it was too late.

The 78-year-old man was last seen around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon by his family. When his family returned home around 5 p.m. he was gone. The temperature at the time was as low as 3 degrees Fahrenheit.

His family and some friends began searching the neighborhood, but with no luck they called the police for help. The RCMP began performing a ground search, including Cpl. Cam Long and police dog Crash.

Around 7:30 p.m. Crash located the man lying in 2 feet of snow in a field. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was treated for hypothermia. He has since been released and is doing well at home.

2 thoughts on “Police Dog Saves Lost Elderly Man”

  1. So great to see a person like Cameron Long being successful in a missing person search. Cpl. Cameron Long was first trained as a dog handler through the Dept of Natural Res. 1998-99….I’m so proud of his success, and that I was involved with the training of his first service canine.

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  2. Congrats on a job well done to you both. It is always a wonderful feeling when you find the person you are hoping to and the best part of all; he survived. Cheers

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