RCMP dog "Hoss" helped locate a woman in a remote area west of Sundre last week. (Photo from RCMP)

RCMP dog locates woman in remote area

Police dog located woman within minutes near Forestry Trunk Road west of Sundre

An RCMP dog unit tracked down a woman who was believed to be in medical trouble in a remote area last week.

Sundre RCMP said they responded to a call of a person in the Forestry Trunk Road area who was possibly in medical distress about 7:15 a.m. last Thursday.

Responding officers found the woman’s vehicle abandoned near Marker 61

RCMP Police Dog Services was called in was on scene at by 11:45 a.m. Only 15 minutes after starting to track, a woman in her 50s, was located by the dog about one kilometre into the woods at a higher elevation.

The woman was able to walk out with assistance from police. She was then transported by police to a local hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The tracking dog, “Hoss,” is a six-year-old German Shepherd who is from the RCMP breeding program in Innisfail. In addition to tracking and arresting criminals, K-9’s with RCMP PDS, are trained in search and rescue operations, as well as drug or explosives detection.



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